Bishop of Durham asks about tensions between Rwanda and Burundi

On 13th February 2019 the Bishop of Durham received a written answer to a question on relations between Rwanda and Burundi:

The Lord Bishop of Durham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of tensions between Rwanda and Burundi; and what steps they plan to take in response.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: We remain concerned about the tensions between Rwanda and Burundi and urge restraint by all parties involved. Regional stability is crucial to improving development and prosperity within the region.

The UK High Commissioner to Rwanda and Ambassador to Burundi, as well as the UK Special Envoy to the Great Lakes, have both recently discussed regional tensions with Rwandan and Burundian counterparts. We continue to raise our concerns regarding political stability in Burundi at the UN Security Council, and work closely with bilateral and multilateral counterparts to promote stability in the region.



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