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The President of Burundi has returned from DR Congo and the Republic of Congo


Feb 28, 2023

BUJUMBURA February 28th (ABP) – The President of the Republic of Burundi, Evariste Ndayishimiye, accompanied by the First Lady Angeline Ndayishimiye, returned on Monday February 27, 2023 from the DRC where he took part in the 22nd ordinary session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), and from an official visit to Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo.

Upon his arrival at Melchior Ndadaye International Airport, President Ndayishimiye said that this 22nd session aimed to analyze together the major achievements made in the past year of ECCAS and plan the next achievements, among others, the increase in the economy. and the establishment of development measures for that community.

He added that a control center for the water sources of that community will be set up to prevent against climate change.

The participants agreed that this center will be erected in Bujumbura, Mr. Ndayishimiye affirmed.

In the continuity of that working mission, the Burundi Head of State paid an official visit to his counterpart of the Republic of Congo, Mr. Denis Sassou N’Guesso.

The Head of State specified that during their dialogue, they were delighted with the excellent relations of friendship and brotherhood which exist between their two countries and undertook to accelerate the implementation of the general agreement of cooperation, in order to strengthen bilateral cooperation, particularly in the field of agriculture, through the exchange of experience and expertise in the field.

Mr. Ndayishimiye took the opportunity to urge all Burundians to change their mentality because, he explained, Burundi is currently being entrusted with a lot of responsibilities. Thus, he insisted: “The Burundian is considered a courageous and responsible person, who can represent others”. He also indicated, before closing his remarks, that Burundi will assume the leadership of ECCAS in 2025.