The Secretary General of the United Nations Organization (UN), Antonio Guterres, condemned on Monday the coup d’état carried out by rebel soldiers against the president of Burkina Faso, Roch Kaboré, who had been in office since 2015.
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Guterres also called on the uniformed rebels to lay down their weapons and guarantee the security of the president, “the Secretary General calls on all actors to act with moderation and opt for dialogue,” the UN issued in a statement.
The United Nations spokesman asserted that Guterres is following “with deep concern” the evolution of events in Burkina Faso.
“The United Nations reiterates its full commitment to the preservation of the constitutional order and reaffirms its support for the people of Burkina Faso in their efforts to find solutions to the many challenges facing the country,” reads the text published on Monday.
For its part, the Russian Foreign Ministry also expressed concern about the situation in Burkina Faso and the escalation of tensions.
#URGENT | In a message broadcast by Burkina Faso Public Television, the Armed Forces announce that they have overthrown the president, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. In addition, they communicated the suspension of the Constitution and the closure of borders, until further notice. pic.twitter.com/fn2sAMbmff
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The soldiers who carried out the coup d’état called for the dissolution of the Government and Parliament, at the same time, they announced the annulment of the Constitution, the closure of land and sea borders, as well as the implementation of a curfew that will remain in force until further notice. warning.
Local media affirmed that in the last hours it was learned that the family of the ousted president had left the country, while they stressed that he is in a safe place under the custody of the gendarmerie forces.