Burundi urged the United Nations and international community to maintain their support for the African nation’s program of socioeconomic development.

“Thus it is that we take advantage of this podium to launch a fervent appeal to the international community, the United Nations system, your respective countries and charitable organizations to continue their indefatigable support for the Government of Burundi with the ultimate aim of laying the foundations of a durable development and the permanent consolidation of the gains of peace, democracy, stability and reconciliation,” Burundi’s Second Vice President Gervais Rufyikiri said in an address to the U.N. General Assembly over the weekend.

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