BUJUMBURA April 30th (ABP) – The President of the Republic of Burundi, Evariste Ndayishimiye successively received in audience on Tuesday April 25, 2023 in Bujumbura, the ambassadors of Denmark, DR Congo, Niger and Spain, who came to present their credentials to him.
In an interview granted to the media, Mrs. Rosine Guillène Gatoni indicated that the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark is welcomed in the first place and the exchanges focused on the sector of cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the sector of climatic change. Indeed, the Kingdom of Denmark has expressed interest in supporting Burundi in the “Ewe Burundi urambaye” project, which aims to protect the environment.
The Head of State also received the Ambassador of the DR Congo. According to Mrs. Gatoni, it was an opportunity to discuss the security situation prevailing in the east of that country. In that regard, she added, the Burundian President, at the same time President-in-Office of the Summit of Heads of State of the EAC, reiterated his commitment and his support for the neighboring people of this country in the quest for peace.
The President of the Republic subsequently received the Ambassador of the Republic of Niger. According to Mrs. Gatoni, the two authorities have returned to the good relations that exist between these two nations and are committed to formalizing and strengthening these relations of friendship and cooperation through the establishment of a cooperation framework.
Finally, the Burundian Head of State received in audience the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain recently appointed to those functions. The spokesperson for the President of the Republic indicates that this was an opportunity to talk about the good relations that already exist between Burundi and Spain. They also returned to the sectors of cooperation, especially since Spain already imports coffee from Burundi and also exports pharmaceutical products to Burundi. That already represents a momentum that could be reinforced through good relations.
To all those newly appointed ambassadors, said Mrs. Gatoni, the Head of State welcomed them to Burundi while reiterating his commitment to strengthen relations between Burundi and those different countries.
He also invited them to immerse themselves in Burundi’s new vision of an emerging country in 2040 and developed by 2060, so that they can align all cooperation and development projects with that vision so that the Burundi is moving forward on a path of no return together with its friends and partners.