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The National Assembly has opened the ordinary parliamentary session of April 2023

ByWebmaster

Apr 4, 2023

BUJUMBURA April 4th (ABP) – The National Assembly of the Republic of Burundi proceeded, on Monday, April 3, 2023, in the hemicycle of Kigobe, to the solemn opening of the ordinary parliamentary session of April 2023.

The ceremony was honored by the MPs of the EALA, the members of the Government, the Attorney General of the Republic, the members of the diplomatic and consular corps accredited to Burundi, the representatives of international organizations, the members of the defense and security corps, representatives of political parties, representatives of specialized national commissions and councils, representatives of civil society and religious denominations and others.

In her speech, the First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Sabine Ntakarutimana, recalled that the parliamentary recess period allowed the MPs to approach the people and encourage them to preserve social cohesion, to team up in cooperatives, to observe the law and to obey administrative directives.

According to Mrs. Ntakarutimana, during that session, the National Assembly intends to analyze and pass the bills on the agenda sent to it by the Government. These include, among others, the bill on the ratification by the Republic of Burundi of the increase in the capital of the international bank for the reconstruction and development of the international finance company, the bill on the ratification by the Republic of Burundi of a cooperation agreement between the government of the Republic of Burundi and the government of the State of Israel, the draft law on budget regulations and reporting for the 2021-2022 financial year, the draft law relating to the exemption of visas for holders of diplomatic, service and special passports between the government of the Republic of Burundi and the government of the Kingdom of Morocco, the bill on the ratification by the Republic of Burundi of the agreement establishing the joint cooperation commission between the government of the Republic of Burundi and the government of the Kingdom of Morocco, signed in Rabat on October 19, 2022.

She also pointed out that other bills, namely the bill on the ratification of the constitution and the convention of the African Telecommunications Union, the draft cooperation agreement between the government of the Republic of Tunisia and the government of the Republic of Burundi in the field of technological and industrial development, the one revising the mining code of Burundi, the one revising the electronic communications and postal code, the draft law revising the bylaw of the profession of lawyer, draft law on the organization of the National Statistical System of Burundi, the bill on the ratification by the Republic of Burundi of the agreement between the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the government of the Republic of Burundi on the exemption of visas for holders diplomatic or service passports will also be analyzed and passed.

Note that the ordinary parliamentary session of April is a budgetary session. As such, the related bill will be added shortly to the agenda to be analyzed and passed, said Mrs. Ntakarutimana.