DRC’s President Tshisekedi in Burundi for 3-day Visit

DRC’s President Tshisekedi in Burundi for 3-day visit (News Central TV)

President Felix Antoine Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo arrived in Bujumbura on Saturday evening for a three-day state visit to Burundi.

Before meeting President Evariste Ndayishimiye at State House Bujumbura, he was greeted by Burundi’s Foreign Affairs Minister Albert Shingiro.

To commemorate his visit, President Tshisekedi was honored with a 21-gun salute and tree planting at Burundi’s State House (Ntare House).

Following a closed-door meeting, the DRC leader stated that the two countries want to strengthen bilateral ties and economic cooperation in agriculture, defense and security, and the railway project.

Tshisekedi’s visit to Burundi is his first since his country’s admission to the East African Community (EAC) in March of this year. He last visited Burundi in June of this year.

Your Friends Also Read:  Rebels Kill 22 People in Attack on IDP Camp in DRC
President of Burundi Felix Antoine Tshisekedi

DRC has been rallying support from EAC countries in order to quell rebel activity along its eastern border, which borders four member countries, including Burundi.

Last July, Presidents Ndayishimiye and Tshisekedi signed several agreements in Kinshasa during the former’s visit to the country. They included cooperation development; maintenance and strengthening of peace, defence and security; trade facilitation; and political and diplomatic consultations.

“We are looking at common interest areas that include the railway project which will link Tanzania, Burundi and DRC,” President Tshisekedi said at a press briefing in Bujumbura on Saturday.

The railway project is expected to connect Tanzania to Musongati, Gitega, and Bujumbura in Burundi, as well as Uvira and Kindu in eastern DR Congo, via the central corridor Uvinza.

Your Friends Also Read:  ADF Rebels Kill 18 Civilians, Set Houses Ablaze in Eastern Congo

Tshisekedi will visit two agricultural organisations in Burundi, including the main fertiliser manufacturer, Fomi. He will also leave a fortune on the grave of former President Pierre Nkurunziza.


All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from News Central TV.

Contact: digital@newscentral.ng

Total
0
Shares

Leave a Reply

Previous Article
AfDB Appoints Malado Kaba as Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society (News Central TV)

AfDB Appoints Malado Kaba as Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society 

Next Article
Software Company DVT to Launch in Kenya (News Central TV)

Software Company DVT to Launch in Kenya

Related Posts
Powered by Live Score & Live Score App