Presidents Felix Tshisekedi and Pierre Nkurunziza evaluate cooperation between the DRC and Burundi

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According to the services of the presidency of two countries, the two heads of state, whose countries share a long history since the colonial era, have raised issues of common interest at the bilateral, regional and international levels.

President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo of the DRC and his Burundi counterpart Pierre Nkurunziza evaluated the cooperation between their countries and examined the ways and means to deepen and diversify it, during a one-to-one exchange Friday, at Rohero Presidential Palace, Bujumbura, Burundi. The Congolese Head of State who arrived the same day, in Bujumbura, from Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, also reframed, with his Burundian counterpart, the strategy of revitalizing this cooperation by redefining a new work program underpinned by concrete actions.

According to the services of the presidency of two countries, the two heads of state, whose countries share a long history since the colonial era, have raised issues of common interest at the bilateral, regional and international levels. Security issues have not escaped the talks between the two Heads of State who have shown themselves determined to eradicate the negative forces that plague the border area of ​​Ruzizi.

The official visit of Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, the first visit of a state of the DRC to Burundi for a decade, was also marked by a friendship dinner offered by Burundi to the Congolese delegation. The Burundian Head of State and several civilian and military officials made the trip to the airport to greet this state visit. The strong Congolese community of Bujumbura and the people of Bukavu and Uvira were present at the airport to ovation the 5th President of the DRC.

This interview, it is recalled, comes two weeks after the meeting of heads of intelligence services held in Kinshasa to which Burundi did not take part in the four states of the Great Lakes region. The participants in this meeting had developed “coordinated and coordinated regional action” against armed groups active in eastern DRC. The plane of President of the Republic Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo landed at N’Djili International Airport, Kinshasa, around 20 hours (local time).

The Head of State who was accompanied by his chief of staff, Vital Kamerhe, was greeted on his descent by a welcoming committee including the governor and the police commander of the city of Kinshasa.

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