BUJUMBURA June 23rd (ABP) – The Government of the Republic of Burundi represented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, Ambassador Albert Shingiro, and the European Union (EU) represented by the Head of Delegation Chargé d’Affaires Mrs. Martina BOROVAC PECAREVIC, held on Thursday, June 22, 2023, a 5th session of political dialogue with a view to further consolidating their ties of friendship and cooperation.
In his speech, the Minister in charge of cooperation, Ambassador Albert Shingiro, indicated that the two parties discussed subjects of common interest, in particular the modalities of EU-Burundi cooperation, the economic situation and the business climate, the rule of law and human rights and regional and international cooperation.
On issues of peace and security, the two parties reiterated their commitment to the principles and values of the United Nations Charter and International Law.
Ambassador Albert Shingiro did not fail to underline that the two parties were pleased with the constructive climate which presided over their exchanges, adding that the continuation of the political dialogue is inspired by a shared desire for commitment for the benefit of the peoples of Burundi and Europe.
It is worth recalling that this session was held in accordance with Article 8 of the Cotonou Agreement linking, on the one hand, the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific and, on the other hand, the EU and its Member States.