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Introduced in House (10/27/2000)

Recognizes and commends the Hutu and Tutsi leaders of the people of Burundi for demonstrating their desire for peace by signing the power sharing agreement.

Encourages: (1) Major Pierre Buyoya's government and rebel leaders to continue the cease-fire agreement negotiations begun September 20, 2000; and (2) the United States, French, and Belgian Governments, and other Western nations, to remain engaged in Burundi through a cease-fire and final negotiated peace settlement.

Commends: (1) the Presidents of Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania for their presence in Nairobi and their commitment to help their neighbor to bring an end to the violence; (2) the Government of Tanzania for hosting 800,000 Burundian refugees; (3) former South African President, Nelson Mandela, for forging the power sharing agreement; and (4) President Clinton for his contributions in encouraging peace in Burundi.

Urges: (1) the United States and the international community to continue their efforts to assist the encamped refugees; (2) all parties to remain constructively engaged in the peace process and to make rapid progress to bring into effect a peaceful and lasting solution to the crisis; and (3) the U.S. Government and the international community to continue to work with all parties to ensure a lasting peace that will end the conflict in Burundi.