Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Burkina Faso

The Secretary-General condemns today's attack against a military post in Nassoumbou, province of Soum in the north of Burkina Faso, in which Burkinabè soldiers were killed and injured. He extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Burkina Faso and wishes a speedy and full recovery to the injured.

The Secretary-General reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to support Burkina Faso in its efforts to sustain peace and reinforce security in cooperation with the other countries of the Sahel region and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). He thanks Burkina Faso for its important contribution to the stabilisation and peace efforts in Mali. He encourages the authorities of Burkina Faso to launch an investigation to bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice.



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