BUJUMBURA November 11th (ABP) – “Burundi still needs to take a step forward to face the consequences of climate change”, declared, Wednesday November 9, 2022, the President of the Republic of Burundi, Mr. Evariste Ndayishimiye, on his return from Egypt where he participated in the United Nations International Conference on Climate Change COP 27.
Upon his arrival at Melchior Ndadaye International Airport, the Head of State was welcomed by various authorities of the country, including members of the government and senior officers of the national police and the army.
Referring to the national environmental program “Ewe Burundi Urambaye”, the Head of State said that there are, until now, some Burundians who do not understand the advantage of this program and therefore do not are not performing properly. He also took advantage of this opportunity to launch a strong appeal to all Burundians, particularly the administrators from the base to the top, to invest seriously in the protection of the environment.
The Head of State indicated that on the sidelines of COP 27, he had, as President of the East African Community (EAC), the opportunity to hold a meeting of Heads of State to discuss the security crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). The Heads of State agreed on the urgency of dealing with this crisis, from which they agreed to send troops to strengthen peace and security. To this end, said President Ndayishimiye, a dialogue session between the parties concerned is scheduled for November 16, 2022 in Nairobi.
According to the number one Burundian, COP 27 was, without doubt, the opportunity to meet his counterparts, more mainly the President of the Republic of Egypt who promised to build and equip the premises of the Embassy of Burundi. in this country to strengthen the historical bilateral relations between Egypt and Burundi.