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Towards strengthening bilateral cooperation relations between Burundi and South Africa


Mar 7, 2024

BUJUMBURA March 7th (ABP) – The President of the Republic of Burundi, Evariste Ndayishimiye received in audiences, Tuesday February 5, 2024 in Bujumbura, the special envoy of the South African President Mr. Jeff Radebe, who was carrying a relative message on the desire to strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation.

At the end of that audience, Mrs. Rosine Guilène Gatoni, spokesperson for the President of the Republic, revealed to the press that the discussions focused on bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries.

Mr. Radebe was also in possession of an invitation addressed to the Burundian head of state to make a state visit to South Africa. The two high authorities also discussed the establishment of a joint commission which could analyze the necessary conditions for there to be win-win cooperation between the two countries, in the sense of strengthening economic cooperation.

The President of the Republic of Burundi called on South Africans to come and invest in Burundi as part of an emerging country in 2040 and a developed country in 2060. President Ndayishimiye welcomed that meeting which was an opportunity to discuss the good relations that have always characterized the two countries, especially in the restoration of peace and security in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mr. Ndayishimiye took that opportunity to wish his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa success in the next elections.