Canada calls for return to constitutional order in Burkina Faso

September 17, 2015 - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Chargé d’Affaires and Head of Cooperation at Canada’s Embassy to Burkina Faso, Luc Pincince, today issued the following statement on the situation in Burkina Faso:

“Canada joins with regional and international organizations to strongly condemn the taking hostage of Burkina Faso’s President Michel Kafando, Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida and several ministers of the transitional government.

“Canada calls for the immediate release of the hostages and a return to order and respect for the constitution.

“Canada urges all parties, in the best interests of the Burkinan nation, to exercise restraint and enter into dialogue to ensure a peaceful return to the transitional government.

“Canada reiterates its support for the civilian transitional government continuing the process, already begun, that aims at the holding of free, fair and credible elections on October 11, 2015.”

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