GITEGA 14th April (ABP) – Burundi Head of State Évariste Ndayishimiye received in audience, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at the Gitega House, in the political capital of the country (center of the country), two new ambassadors bearing credentials from their respective countries, such as Tunisia and Ghana.
At the end of the audience, the Deputy Spokesperson of the Head of State, Mr. Alain Diomède Nzeyimana, revealed to the press the content of the exchanges. President Ndayishimiye spoke to his guests about the socio-economic and political situation in Burundi. He told them that security continued to be improved after the 2020 elections, according to Mr. Nzeyimana.
In terms of development, President Ndayishimiye told them about the railway under construction to link Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Head of State reminded them that Burundi is currently leading the Peace and Security Council of the African Union, adding that Burundi will do its best to run the activities throughout the current month of April, said Mr. Nzeyimana.
He added that the President of the Republic invited the new ambassadors to work for good relations between African countries, within the framework of South-South cooperation. In terms of trade, the Tunisian ambassador, Mr. Hatem Landoulsi, indicated that his country is going through a situation that is not good. He explained that the war in Ukraine affected Tunisia because of the lack of cereals which are used in the manufacture of bread.
However, Mr. Landoulsi indicated that there is hope for the situation to change. “There will be conferences that will take place in Tunisia this year, he said, citing in particular the Francophone Community conference and another that will be organized by Japan”. Mr. Landoulsi hopes that the contacts with the guests will help Tunisia to emerge from the crisis.
As for the Ambassador of Ghana, Mr. Damptey Bediako Asare, he appreciated the success enjoyed by the Burundian President and his country, Burundi. He expressed the wish to strengthen cooperation relations in the health and education sectors.