BUJUMBURA October 14th (ABP) – The Burundi Head of State, Mr. Evariste Ndayishimiye returned on Monday, October 10, 2022 from a two-day visit to Uganda where he joined his counterpart Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and to the people of Uganda in celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of that country’s independence.
The deputy spokesperson for the President of the Republic, Mrs. Doriane Munezero, told the press that this visit was an opportunity to strengthen the relations of brotherhood and friendship that bind the two countries, as revealed by President Ndayishimiye in his speech during the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the independence of Uganda in which he stressed the importance of cohesion between the peoples of East Africa so that regional integration is a reality and that development responds to the ambition that this community has set itself.
On the sidelines of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Uganda, the Head of State had the opportunity to meet with potential investors, who wish to come as soon as possible to set up their factories in Burundi.
It is the Ugandan factory that produces sugar, which has promised to come to Burundi before the end of the current month to work together with the Moso Sugar Company (SOSUMO) in order to increase the yield. It is also the factory that manufactures drugs, which already works in collaboration with the Central Purchasing Center for Essential Drugs, Medical Devices and Laboratory Products and Materials of Burundi (CAMEBU), said Mrs. Munezero.
Still according to the deputy spokesperson for the President of the Republic, the Head of State insisted on the opportunity offered to foreign investors who wish to set up in Burundi while reassuring them that there is a good business climate and that Burundi is an open door to the countries of the region.
Before his return to the country, the President of the Republic of Burundi and current President of the East African Community discussed behind closed doors with his Ugandan counterpart, Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, on issues of bilateral cooperation and regional, said Mrs. Munezero.
She indicated that the two Heads of State agreed to strengthen close collaboration to solve the problem of insecurity in certain corners of the region, particularly in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where the force is deployed and where Burundi was the first to deploy its troops to support the Congolese government’s efforts to restore peace in that region.