BUJUMBURA November 9th (ABP) – The Prime Minister of Burundi, Gervais Ndirakobuca, granted Monday, November 7, 2022, at the presidential palace Ntare Rushatsi, audiences to the president of the National Committee for Social Dialogue (CNDS), Mr. Sylvestre Ntibantunganya and to the Apostolic Nuncio to Burundi, Mgr Dieudonné Datonou, who congratulated him on his elevation to the Prime Minister’s office before exchanging with him each about him. At the end of these audiences, the spokesperson for the Prime Minister, Mr. Moïse Nkurunziza, told the press that the President of the CNDS had come to discuss with the Prime Minister the achievements already made within the CNDS. Mr. Ntibantunganya also spoke of the constraints encountered as well as the prospects that the CNDS intends to implement.
The Prime Minister encouraged the CNDS to move forward. He called on the president of the CNDS to always be at the side of employers and employees so that there are no longer unions that stumble by making repetitive strikes as we experienced in later years.
The Apostolic Nuncio to Burundi, for his part, promised the support of the Holy Father to the government of Burundi.
The Prime Minister’s spokesman said that the two personalities returned to the progress of the work of the commission on the Framework Cooperation Agreement between Burundi and the Holy See.
The Apostolic Nuncio to Burundi took the opportunity to announce that in February 2023, there will be celebration ceremonies for 60 years of cooperation between the Republic of Burundi and the Holy See. A strong delegation from the Holy See will take part in these ceremonies, he said.