The Head of Military Intelligence in Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), Maj Gen Vincent Nyakarundi was part of the delegation.
As Burundian Presidency revealed, Ndayishimiye received Rwandan delegation on 26th April 2023.
Mending relations between Rwanda and Burundi took formal shape after Ndayishimye took office.
In 2020, the two countries initiated efforts to normalize their relations, which had been strained due to an attempted coup in Burundi in 2015.
In July 2021, Rwanda’s Prime Minister, Edouard Ngirente, participated in Burundi’s Independence Day celebrations.
Later in January 2022, President Ndayishimiye conveyed a message to President Kagame through the Burundian Minister in charge of East African Community Affairs, Ezechiel Nibigira.
In December 2022, a Burundian delegation, led by Lt Gen Andre Ndayambaje, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, visited Rwanda for a three-day campaign to encourage over 50,000 refugees who had fled to Rwanda in 2015 to return home.
In September of the same year, Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Vincent Biruta, met with his Burundian counterpart, Ambassador Albert Shingiro, on the sidelines of the 76th United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States where they discussed issues related to bilateral ties and the normalization of relations between the two countries.
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