BUJUMBURA November 9th (ABP) – The Prime Minister of the Republic of Burundi, Mr. Gervais Ndirakobuca, received in audience Monday, November 7, 2022, at the presidential palace Ntare Rushatsi, personalities representing their respective countries in Burundi, who came to congratulate him for their new functions and review the cooperative relations that exist between them and Burundi.
At the end of these hearings, the spokesman for the Prime Minister, Mr. Moïse Nkurunziza, told the press that the Prime Minister successively welcomed the EU Ambassador to Burundi, Claude Bochu, the Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr. July Elibariki Maleko, Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Burundi, Alp Iskli, Honorary Consul of Italy in Burundi, Ms. Caterina Iametti, Ambassador of Algeria to Burundi, Hamid Boukrif, the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Burundi, Yasser El Atawi and the Ambassador of Nigeria to Burundi, Mr. Elijah C. Onyeagba.
Mr. Nkurunziza said that the Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania encouraged the government of Burundi for its vision. The two personalities returned to the good relations that exist between the Burundian and Tanzanian authorities operating on the Burundian-Tanzanian border, who meet very regularly to exchange information so that security is always safeguarded there.
Dr Maleko returned to the ongoing construction of the railway linking the two countries and the exploitation of the seaway by private investors where she called on other investors to use this means of transport which is less expensive and less dangerous.
She was accompanied by the general manager of the CRDB bank in Burundi. The latter announced that shortly, this bank intends to facilitate investors and traders operating in Burundi where they will pay for the goods in Bujumbura and will simply go to Dar-es-Salam to collect their goods, said Mr. Nkurunziza.
The Charge d’Affaires at the Embassy of the Turkish Republic in Burundi, Mr. Alp Iskli, carried the message of congratulations from the Vice-President of the Turkish Republic to the Prime Minister of Burundi. They also discussed about Turkish investors who are already in Burundi and other investors who will come to exploit the potential of Burundi. He also spoke of his country’s support in the field of defense and security.
With the Honorary Consul of Italy in Burundi, Mrs. Caterina Iametti, they spoke about the project of processing tomatoes in tomato sauce where we started by bringing improved seeds. Italy intends to distribute them through all the cooperatives so that these good quality seeds can be grown by the majority of the Burundians.
They also discussed internships granted to Burundians in this country to go and learn knowledge, especially in the processing of agri-food products. They also talked about Italy’s support in the field of fishing in Rumonge and solar electrification for fishermen in Rumonge. She announced that Italian investors working in the agro-food and energy sectors will soon come to settle in Burundi.
The Algerian Ambassador to Burundi spoke with the Prime Minister on the ultimate need for strong cooperation between Africans themselves.
As for the Ambassador of the Republic of Egypt, he carried the message of congratulations from the Prime Minister of Egypt to his Burundian counterpart. He returned to the multifaceted support of Egypt, especially in the field of agriculture, health and irrigation.
The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson finally reported that the Nigerian Ambassador to Burundi thanked the government of Burundi for recently organizing the high-level forum which brought together Burundian and Nigerien investors, stressing that this is an eloquent sign which has stimulated Nigerian investors who will settle in Burundi, including those who want to invest in the field of air transport.