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Delegation of Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

As part of strengthening the cooperation between Burundi and Japan, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation Mr. Ferdinand Bashikako received in audience, on October 7, 2021, a delegation from Japanese International Cooperation Agency from Tokyo. In fact, the Head of the delegation Mr. MUROTATNI …

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Cooperation with Non-Governmental Organizations and Foreign Associations (NGOs): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation is organizing a training workshop for monitoring and evaluation for interministerial committee members.

OnTuesday September 27, 2021, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation Mr. Ferdinand BASHIKAKO, officially opened at the Hotel La Détente, the activities of a training workshop for capacity building in the place of the members of the interministerial committee for monitoring and evaluation of …

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Official inauguration of the honorary Italian consulate in Burundi

This Friday, September 17, 2021, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation Mr. Ferdinand Bashikako accompanied by the Ambassador of the Republic of Italy in Burundi HEMr. Massimiliano MAZZANTI proceeded to the opening ceremony of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Italy in Bujumbura. …

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Burundian Minister in charge of Foreign Affairs goes to Paris

In Paris, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, His Excellency Ambassador Albert SHINGIRO met Mr. Franck Paris, Special Advisor to President Emmanuel Macron, for Africa. They discussed various topics, bilateral cooperation between Burundi and France, regional and global cooperation in general as well as the lifting of sanctions …

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Newly appointed diplomats receive recommendations to follow

During the seminar organized for newly appointed diplomats, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, His Excellency Ambassador Albert SHINGIRO recommended that diplomats promote the National Development Plan (2018-2027). To do this, diplomats must know the objectives, the main axes and the strategic orientations that compose it. The Minister …

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Burundi Geography

Rainfall: 8 to 9 months of rain per year. Climate: 21 C degrees on average. Altitude: Low 772 m, High 2670 m. The Republic of Burundi is a country in the Great Lakes region of East Africa with 27,834 km² and 10.16 million of population. Neighboring countries are Rwanda in the …

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Burundi in Brief

Capital City: Bujumbura Government: Republic Currency: Burundi franc (BIF) GDP: 3.1 Billion USD (2016 WordBank Report) Total Area: 27,834 km² Water: 2,184 km² Land: 25,650 km² Population: 11.2 M (UNDP 2015) Language: Kirundi and French (official), English and Swahili (for Business) Religion: Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), indigenous …

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