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The Burundian embassy to China has celebrated World Labor and Workers Day


May 2, 2024
BEIJING, May 2nd (ABP) – The Staff of the Embassy of the Republic of Burundi to the People’s Republic of China and members of the Burundian diaspora living in the vicinity of Beijing met on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at the headquarters of the said embassy, ​​as part of the celebration of International Day dedicated to labor and workers.
This Day was celebrated in Burundi and at the Embassy of the Republic of Burundi to China under the theme “Dukomeze ibikorwa ku buryo umwe wese arimbura ivyo yakoze” (Remain constant at work while evaluating the results).
In his speech for the occasion, the Ambassador of the Republic of Burundi to Beijing, Télesphore Irambona, recalled the origin of this Day celebrated on May 1 each year, pointing out that the first workers who fought for freedom and good treatment at work until one can work eight hours a day, lost their lives.
He noted that the International Labor and Workers Day was not recognized in the context of having fun, but rather to self-evaluate and properly plan the tasks that will be carried out until April 30 of the next year.
To that end, diplomat Irambona called on everyone to work diligently for the effective implementation of the Burundi vision initiated by Head of State Evariste Ndayishimiye, which ultimately aims to make Burundi an emerging country in 2040 and a developed one in 2060.
He took the opportunity to encourage Burundian students to seize the opportunity offered to them, by studying seriously because, he explained, they are the Burundi of tomorrow. “ This chance to study abroad does not belong to everyone who wants it, ” underscored Ambassador Irambona, urging those young Burundians to abide by the laws and regulations of their host country.
For his part, the representative of the participants and chairperson of the Burundian diaspora in China, Patrick Mushitsi, specified that if a worker is treated well, they do their best to accomplish their tasks. He thus called on everyone in their concern to take ownership of the advice provided by Ambassador Irambona, with a view to increasing production.
Group photo of the participants
The Ambassador of the Republic of Burundi to the People’s Republic of China did not fail to give souvenir gifts to the various members of the embassy staff, which will remind them of their role, each in their respective service. He started with the military attaché Col. Bucumi Euphrem, followed respectively by the first counselor at the embassy Alfred Burimaso, the second counselor Rebecca Sibomana, the administrative secretary Eric Ndayiragije, and others. In turn, the embassy staff also granted the souvenir gift to Ambassador Irambona.
Note that on the sidelines of that evaluation meeting, Ambassador Irambona gave an interview to Iranian journalist Mahnaz Abdi, economic editor of the “Tehran Times” Newspaper. Her question was about cooperation for sustainable development.
“All countries should understand that unity is strength, and work together with sincerity, with a view to changing the world into a village characterized by peaceful coexistence,” the Ambassador of the Republic of Burundi to Beijing said.