BUJUMBURA September 29th (ABP) – The Burundi Prime Minister, Mr. Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, successively received in audience Tuesday, September 28, in Bujumbura, the ambassadors of France and Kenyan in Burundi, respectively Mr. Stéphane Gruenberg and Daniel W. Wambura.
Prime Minister’s spokesman Moïse Nkurunziza told reporters that the French ambassador had come to discuss with the Burundi Prime Minister on the state of cooperation between the Republic of Burundi and the French Republic.
Ambassador Gruenberg told the Prime Minister that France positively appreciates the progress made in almost all areas, be it security or development. According to Mr. Nkurunziza, the French Ambassador to Burundi thanked the government of Burundi for its support unwavering in the return of peace in other countries such as the Central African Republic or Somalia. He encouraged the Burundian government to work not only for the security of Burundians, but also for that of neighboring countries. He indicated that France is ready to support Burundi in the fields of education and health, through the French development agency.
The Burundi Prime Minister, for his part, thanked France for its support and cooperation which dates back a long time, said the spokesperson of the prime minister, noting that the two personalities have expressed the common desire to renew more and relaunch the level of cooperation between Burundi and France. The Prime Minister, who presented to that French authority the potentialities of Burundi where there are areas awaiting foreign investors, called on the French to come and invest in Burundi so that cooperation between the two countries is reciprocal.
In addition, the Burundi Prime Minister and the Ambassador of the Kenyan Republic in Burundi discussed the good relations of friendship that exist between the two countries.
According to the prime minister’s spokesperson, the visit of the President of the Republic of Burundi to the Republic of Kenya, in response to the invitation of his Kenyan counterpart during the celebration of Madaraka Day, testifies to the good relations that exist between two countries. He said the two authorities went back on memorandums of understanding already signed between Kenya and Burundi for their effective implementation. Mr. Bunyoni and Wambura also reviewed the different potentialities between Burundi and Kenya, thus inviting Burundian and Kenyan businessmen to invest in the two countries for the benefit of the Burundian and Kenyan people.
Sectors such as agriculture, the industrialization of agricultural products and the mining sector were also on the menu of exchanges between the two personalities, who ended their talks on the common desire to strengthen the good relations that exist between the two countries, a meant the spokesperson of the Prime Minister