Press release - La reprise de la coopération française avec le Burundi affaiblit la position de l’Union européenne et remet en question l’engagement français pour les droits humains


FR - Although the European Union (EU) has stopped direct cooperation with the Burundian government since 2016 because of grave human rights violations perpetrated in the country, France has announced on 14 July 2019 that it would recover bilateral cooperation with the Burundian government. EurAc is especially worried about the attribution of French money to the Burundian military sector when the country's security forces are pointed at for their implication in grave human rights abuses. EurAc asks the French government to promptly reconsider its decision to restart direct cooperation with Burundi and to remain supportive of the decisions taken by the EU and its member states. 

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