Inter-Burundi Facilitator, former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa.

The second round of the inter-Burundi Dialogue resumes tomorrow following a series of meetings convened by the Mediator, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni and the Facilitator, former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa with different stakeholders.

A cross section of the delegates to the Inter-Burundi Dialogue: (Front line)-Ministers representing Government of the Republic of Burundi.
A cross section of the delegates to the Inter-Burundi Dialogue: (Front line)-Ministers representing Government of the Republic of Burundi.

According to a release by the East Africa Community (EAC), a number of issues including  the status and implementation of the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement for Burundi, the Constitution of Burundi, the security situation, political and democratic space, state of economy and the role of the East African Community member countries as well as other neighbors, were discussed.

The July 12-14 meeting will be held at the Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC).

‘There is therefore, the need to discuss substantively and, more importantly, to agree on a common basis for stability, development and the future of Burundi. In this regard, the objective of the forthcoming discussions will be to validate these findings, to prioritize them, and eventually set the agenda for a meaningful dialogue,’ the release states in part.

Mr Museveni and president Mkapa have since met representatives of the Government of the Republic of Burundi, Former Heads of State, representatives of Political Parties, Religious Leaders, Civil Society Organizations, Women and Youth, Chamber of Commerce and the Burundi society in the diaspora.