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Minister Biruta represents President Kagame during celebrations of Burundi’s Independence

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On 2 juillet 2022 at 08:14

Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta has been received by the President of Burundi, Evariste Ndayishimiye after on the margins of celebrations of the country’s 60th Independence anniversary.

Burundi and Rwanda celebrate Independence Day every 1st July to commemorate the day in 1962 when they gained freedom from Belgian colonial rule.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has revealed via Twitter handle that Minister Biruta and his delegation were received on Friday.

The envoy received on the sidelines of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Independence also delivered a special message from President Paul Kagame to his counterpart.

Ndayishimiye said that Rwanda and Burundi are like twins and speak one voice because both countries obtained Independence on the same day.

The celebration of Burundi’s Independence was also attended by dignitaries including the President of Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadéra and an envoy representing the King of Belgium among others.

President Ndayishimiye said that Burundi has reunited its people and achieved remarkable strides where it has gained international repute, 60 years after obtaining Independence.

He stressed that the country is on the path towards self-reliance where it needs development partners to deliver on its ambitions and move people out of poverty.

During similar celebrations in Burundi last year ; Rwanda was represented by Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente. The visit was considered as a gesture for Rwanda and Burundi to turn a new page following years of deteriorated relations.

Minister Biruta delivering a message from President Kagame to his counterpart of Burundi.
Burundian President holding talks with Rwanda's delegation.

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