The UK is deeply concerned by the actions of elements of the military in Burkina Faso in what appears to be an
attempted coup. We strongly condemn the use of force and, together with our international partners, call on
those holding members of the interim government to release them immediately, stepping back from any further
unacceptable actions. It is critical for Burkina Faso and its people that peaceful and democratic elections take
place on 11 October. We will continue to work with the international community to support these and Burkina
Faso’s transition to a peaceful democracy.