The European Union (EU) said Thursday it rejected accusations by the Burundian government on destabilizing the east African nation.
“The EU rejects false accusations of destabilizing Burundi. The EU formally refutes those allegations,” the EU delegation in Burundi said in a statement.
According to the statement, those allegations are grounded on an “erroneous and voluntary” interpretation of a program supporting human rights defenders.
On Monday, the Burundian government said it had uncovered documents on the possible involvement of EU in destabilizing Burundi.
Burundi has been facing a political and economic crisis following the controversial third term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza in April 2015.
Several partners of Burundi including EU have frozen their financial aid towards the east African country’s government. Enditem