US Department of State: On Passing of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza

Washington DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement:  The United States extends its condolences to those mourning the loss of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza.  We remain a committed partner and friend to the Burundian people.  Following a peaceful transition to President-elect Evariste Ndayishimiye, we look forward to working with him and the new government.  We reaffirm our support for Burundi’s aspirations for a more democratic, prosperous, peaceful future.