On the morning of September 22, 2021, the Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation Minister’s Assistant Mr. Syldie MANIREREKANA received in audience the Ambassador of Belgium in Burundi, HE Mr. Alain VAN GUCHT, who had come for a courtesy visit.
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium greatly appreciates the current state of cooperation with Burundi. He emphasized particularly on the warming of diplomatic relations which is manifested by a clear opening of the Authorities of the two Parties, that of the Government of Burundi and that of the Diplomats accredited to Bujumbura.
The Minister’s Assistant, in turn replied that everything has its time that it is much more appreciated when times change towards the positive and the improvement. Given that Burundi and Belgium have very long-lasting relations, Mr. Syldie MANIREREKANA called on the Ambassador of Belgium in Burundi who is here on site, to always be a good witness and a good Ambassador of Burundi to the country that he represents here in Burundi.
HE Mr. Alain VAN GUCHT reassured the Assistant to the Minister that he is not only there to be a good Ambassador of Burundi, as an eyewitness to the situation there, where peace and security reign throughout the whole national territory, but that he, and certain other Diplomats present here in Burundi, make an effort to be Burundi Ambassadors to certain capitals in Europe that know less about Burundi.
The two authorities reiterated their mutual strong will to work for strengthening relations of friendship and cooperation between our two countries.