On April 27, 2021, the Ambassador of Burundi in Tanzania, H.E Gervais ABAYEHO met the new Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation of the United Republic of Tanzania, Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, to discuss issues of common interest focusing on the promotion of trade between Burundi and Tanzania, as well as the implementation of projects related to common infrastructure.
At the beginning of their discussions, they first of all welcomed the excellent bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries based on political, economic and cultural ties, noting with satisfaction that these relations continue to improve from the pre and post-independence years to the present day.
They evoked and underlined the need for the urgent implementation of the recommendations resulting from the State visit of September 19, 2020 to Kigoma, and from the Burundi-Tanzania Joint Commission which followed, held from 3 to 5 March 2021.
As a reminder, Ambassador Gervais ABAYEHO pointed out that these recommendations concern in particular the improvement and consolidation of cooperation in various sectors such as trade and investment, minerals, energy, agriculture and livestock, transport (roads, railways, ports, airports, etc.), defense and security.
Regarding the implementation of the “Port Sec Project” in favor of Burundi located in Kwala-Ruvu in the coastal region of Pwani and taking into account the recommendation of the Heads of State, it was proposed that a joint expert meeting is planned for mid-May or early June 2021 (in Burundi or Tanzania) before the ministerial meeting.
They ended by reiterating their commitment to continue to support each other whenever the need arises in regional and international fora.