BUJUMBURA July 29th (ABP) – Political and diplomatic consultations, the education agreement and the revision of the health technical assistance agreement are at the center of a meeting of the Burundian and Nigerian experts which has been held since Wednesday July 28, 2021 in Bujumbura, the economic capital of Burundi. The meeting will also be the privileged moment to propose together other areas of cooperation hitherto unexplored, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
The work of that two-day meeting was opened by Mr. Ferdinand Bashikako, the assistant to the Burundi Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation.
That session, which is the 1st session of the Joint Commission for Cooperation between Burundi and Nigeria, will undoubtedly help to further develop relations between Burundi and Nigeria in the political, economic, social and cultural fields, the assistant to the Burundi Minister in charge of Foreign Affairs said.
At the technical level, the session should serve as an appropriate framework for the evaluation of the implementation of agreements that had already been signed in the past, the finalization of new agreements, meetings between Burundian and Nigerian businessmen, and so on. Regarding goals that have not yet been achieved, those experts will have the opportunity to jointly analyze the ways and means that will enable them to achieve them.
Those experts will finally have to set new ambitions to further strengthen the ties of friendship and cooperation between Burundi and Nigeria. To that end, they will explore the opportunities that arise in health, higher education, trade, industry, crafts, tourism, energy, mining, education, transport, agriculture and livestock, and so forth.
In Burundi as in Nigeria, the Burundian Ministry in charge of Foreign Affairs is convinced that the two governments and their respective peoples have the firm will, the assets and the necessary capacities to achieve these legitimate ambitions. The holding of the 1st session of the Joint Bilateral Cooperation Commission will undoubtedly make it possible to set up an appropriate framework for the development of bilateral exchanges.
It is worth mentioning that this meeting of experts was held two days before the meeting of the 1st session of the Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation between Burundi and Nigeria.