BUJUMBURA July 31st (ABP) – The Burundi Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, Mr. Albert Shingiro and that of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr. Zubairu Dada, proceeded on Friday July 30, 2021 to the signing of two cooperation agreements between Burundi and Nigeria.
The signing of the cooperation agreements took place at the close of a two-day session of experts working to negotiate agreements to be signed in areas of common interest between Burundi and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Burundi Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation recalled that Burundi and Nigeria maintain good ties. He added that with the signing of two agreements in the field of education and in the field of political consultations, the two countries will move from the phase of good relations to very good relations phase. He thus indicated that soon, the delegation of Burundi will travel to Nigeria to organize the second session of the permanent joint commission for cooperation between the two countries to explore ways and means of signing other possible agreements in areas of common interest.
According to Mr. Shingiro, the holding in Bujumbura of the first meeting of the joint cooperation commission between Burundi and Nigeria is an eloquent sign of the determination of the two countries to combine efforts for socio-economic development. He noted that the Burundi government is working on economic recovery in order to improve the future of its people. He also said that the meeting of the joint cooperation commission has just set new milestones in strengthening ties of friendship, brotherhood and cooperation between the two countries.
He also pointed out that the recommendations made by the experts will bring added value in strengthening cooperation in areas of common interest between those two States.