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The Prime Minister has received in audience the Dutch Ambassador to Burundi


Dec 7, 2021

UJUMBURA December 6th (ABP) – The Prime Minister of the Government of Burundi Alain Guillaume Bunyoni received in audience in his office, the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Burundi Mr. Jeroen Steeghs.

At the end of the audience, the Dutch ambassador to Burundi told the Burundian press that his meeting with the Prime Minister focused on cooperation between Holland and Burundi. He also said that we discussed the political situation in Burundi, human rights, and the development of the private sector in Burundi where the Netherlands intervene a lot explaining that investments are necessary for the development of the country.

Mr. Steeghs did not forget to mention that the Netherlands hope that with the measures taken by the President of the Republic of Burundi and future measures aimed at creating favorable conditions for the private sector, Dutch companies will come to Burundi to invest. He reaffirmed Holland’s commitment to support political parties approved in Burundi, the media and agriculture to promote good nutrition.

The spokesperson for Prime Minister Moïse Nkurunziza said that the Prime Minister expressed his feelings of satisfaction towards cooperative relations between the two countries arguing that there are many activities that are already carried out in different areas of national life. He cited the capacity building Holland has done for the defense and security forces through the DESS project, which has resulted in them gaining a lot of knowledge and experience. He also cited other support in the area of ​​food security, health and reproduction and others.

According to the prime minister’s spokesperson, the prime minister explained to the ambassador of the Netherlands the priorities of the government of Burundi aimed at promoting inclusive and sustainable development for its citizens and to him. points out that Burundi wants the cooperation relations between the two countries to be further strengthened and that these be types of win-win relations with the citizens of the two countries.

The Prime Minister took that opportunity to ask the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Burundi that Dutch economic operators come to invest in Burundi, explaining that there is potential to be exploited, including human capital, human resources and natural resources.