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Burundian diplomats are called on to display the good image of Burundi abroad


Dec 10, 2023

BUJUMBURA December 10th (ABP) – The President of the Republic, Evariste Ndayishimiye opened, Thursday December 7, 2023, a two-day retreat for Burundian diplomats under the theme “The role of the diplomat in the new vision of Burundi abroad”.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, Mr. Albert Shingiro, in his welcoming remarks, announced that that retreat is organized at a time when Burundi is experiencing a new vision of “Burundi, emerging country in 2040 and developed country in 2060”. That retreat is being held in Burundi at the right time because, he continued, it previously took place outside the country.

                                                    View of Burundian  diplomats

Mr. Shingiro further indicated that it is a good time for those Burundian diplomats to inquire about the progress of Burundi’s development and to see together the issues facing Burundi with a view to consolidating the good governance and fight against poverty.

With the aim of contributing to the country’s development project, Minister Shingiro reported that Burundi has implemented the new policy of economic diplomacy so that Burundi, in cooperation with other countries, can strengthen its economy by inviting Burundian and foreign investors to come and invest in Burundi.

He took that opportunity to call on those diplomats to eradicate the behavior of remaining in the countries where they carry out their functions after the end of their mandate to join the refugee camps. Reiterating his remarks, Mr. Albert Shingiro called on them to be good leaders for Burundians living in those countries.

Speaking, President Ndayishimiye asked those diplomats to display the good image of Burundi abroad to attract numerous investors with the aim of realizing the vision “Burundi emerging country 2040, developed country 2060” in the interest of defend and safeguard national sovereignty and the dignity of the Burundians.

Note that that retirement includes newly appointed diplomats and tenured diplomats who are on vacation.