Accord to resolve crisis in Burkina Faso welcomed by UN envoy

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Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

An agreement to resolve the political crisis in Burkina Faso has been welcomed by the top UN envoy in West Africa.

Burkina Faso has been facing a political crisis since President Blaise Compaoré resigned and fled the country last week.

Protests continued after the military seized power.

On Wednesday political parties in the West African country reportedly agreed a one year political transition to be followed by elections in November 2015.

Stéphane Dujarric is Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General.

"His Special Representative Mohammed Ibn Chambas has welcomed the agreement reached yesterday in Ouagadougou between all the parties to resolve peacefully the political crisis in Burkina Faso. He called on all parties to maintain their engagement and positive dialogue with the objective of establishing a coherent and consensual transition period."

On Thursday, Mr Chambas attended a summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Accra, Ghana, as part of the efforts to resolve the crisis in Burkina Faso and to discuss the Ebola outbreak in the region.

Stephanie Castro, United Nations

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