BUJUMBURA February 16th (ABP) – The President of the Republic, Evariste Ndayishimiye, received in audience, on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, two personalities, one after the other.
During the first audience, he met with a delegation led by Mrs. Anna Popova, the head of the Russian State’s People’s Welfare Service. Their meeting concerned cooperation between the two States in the fight against epidemics. Mrs. Popova informed that a laboratory was installed at the INSP on Tuesday, February 14, in order to prevent, detect and treat epidemics. Russian doctors will be attached to that laboratory to train Burundian specialists, with the aim of ensuring the well-being of the people of Burundi, she stressed.
Mrs. Popova was also carrier of the invitation addressed to President Ndayishimiye by his Russian counterpart, Mr. Vladimir Putin, to take part in a Russian-African Summit. The President of the Republic has accepted to respond to that invitation, while expressing his gratitude for Russia’s commitment to supporting the development of Burundi, the spokesperson for the President of the Republic of Burundi, Mrs. Rosine Guilène Gatoni told the press.
The President of the Republic received, during the 2nd audience, Mr. Damien Mama, resident coordinator of the United Nations system to Burundi. Mr. Mama has just completed his mission in Burundi. He thus indicated that his meeting with the President Ndayishimiye concerned the development of the achievements during his term. He indicated that he had the opportunity to receive the orientations of the President of the Republic in relation to the good pursuit of cooperation between the United Nations system and Burundi.
Mr. Mama pointed out that he has witnessed the positive developments that the country has experienced and his wish is that those developments continue so that peace and economic recovery can continue for the happiness of all Burundians and all Africans, he concluded.