Burundi’s foreign minister said his government is doing its best to ensure that the country does not degenerate into ethnic conflict by bringing those responsible for violence to justice.
Alain Nyamitwe said President Pierre Nkurunziza has also promised to unveil a national unity government that will respect the Arusha Peace Accord and the recommendations of leaders of the East African Community (EAC).
His comments came after African Union Commission Chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma warned Sunday that the political crisis in Burundi could have catastrophic consequences for the country and the surrounding region. Dlamini-Zuma also stressed the need for dialogue to find a peaceful and lasting solution to the current crisis.
Nyamitwe said Nkurunziza could unveil his new cabinet possibly as early as next week.