This Friday, April 09, 2021, the Government of Burundi represented by HE Mr. Ambassador Albert SHINGIRO, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation and the European Union in Burundi represented by HE Mr. Claude BOCHU, Ambassador of the European Union, and the Ambassadors of member States of the European Union resident in Burundi, namely Germany, Belgium, France and the Netherlands, have resumed their trade as provided for by Article 8 of the Cotonou Agreement binding on the one hand, the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific and, on the other hand, the European Union and its member states.
In a press release made public after the discussions, the two parties indicated that the roadmap established by the Burundian side emerged enriched. This discussion also allowed an exchange on the business climate as well as on other subjects of common interest and mutual commitments as part of the process of normalizing their relations.
According to this press release, this second meeting, at the invitation of the European side, took place in a constructive climate and the two sides agreed to continue the exchanges in order to lead to concrete results.
In an interview with the Press, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation said that with regard to the political dialogue between Burundi and the European Union, the two parties left this session with the hope to achieve concrete results as quickly as possible.