THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release May 14, 1996
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
National Security Advisor Anthony Lake departed Washington Saturday, May 11 on a mission to Burundi, with brief stops in Paris, France; Nairobi, Kenya and Kigali, Rwanda. He arrived in Burundi today.
The purpose of his mission is to underscore continued United States concern over the growing violence in Burundi and to encourage all Burundian parties to stop the killing and engage in serious negotiations. His efforts are intended to complement those of former Tanzanian President Nyerere.
The United States, working with its partners in the international community, will continue to use its political and diplomatic influence to help foster a political solution to the complex problems that divide Burundi and threaten regional stability.
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