DOHA March 8th (ABP) – On the sidelines of the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) taking place in Doha, Qatar, the President of the Republic of Burundi, Evariste Ndayishimiye, met on Sunday March 5, 2023 with his counterpart Mr. Tamin Ben Hamad Al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar.
In an interview given to the press after that face-to-face meeting, Mrs. Doriane Munezero, deputy head of the office in charge of Information, Communication and the Spokespersonship of the President of the Republic, indicated that their exchanges focused on priority issues relating to peace and security in the Great Lakes region as well as the state of bilateral cooperation between Burundi and Qatar.
Mrs. Munezero also indicated that the two leaders agreed to strengthen multilateral and bilateral cooperation and more particularly in the implementation of the recommendations of the Luanda and Nairobi processes for the restoration of peace and security in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
According to Mrs. Munezero, the Burundi Head of State thanked the Emir of Qatar for the interest and personal commitment he shows in supporting pacification efforts in eastern DRC, while reiterating his will to work with the government of Qatar.
Furthermore, President Ndayishimiye remarked that the offer of support from Qatar is welcome as it comes at the right time.
Regarding bilateral cooperation, Qatar has undertaken to deploy a team of technicians as soon as possible to inquire about investment opportunities in Burundi, particularly in the field of infrastructure and agriculture, defined as a priority by the Government of Burundi.