The President of the Republic Evariste Ndayishimiye received in audience on Tuesday, June 07, 2022 at the presidential palace of Gitega, a delegation from the African Union led by the Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Ambassador Bankole Adeoye.

At the end of the hearing, the Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security at the African Union Ambassador Bankole Adeoye told the press that the exchanges focused on three points.

It was first a question of transmitting to the Head of State Evariste Ndayishimiye, the warm greetings of the President of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki, the encouragement for the visible achievements in the field of democracy after the elections of 2020 and the role of the President of the Republic in youth work for peacebuilding and reconciliation in Burundi.

Ambassador Bankole Adeoye also carried a message of encouragement from Burundi for its role in the fight against terrorism in Africa such as in Somalia and the Central African Republic. According to the Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security within the African Union, it was also an opportunity for him to present his condolences to Burundians for the Burundian soldiers who lost their lives fighting terrorism.

Discussions between Head of State Evariste Ndayishimiye and the delegation led by Ambassador Bankole Adeoye also focused on Burundi’s contribution to peace and stability in the Great Lakes region. The commissioner for political affairs, peace and security at the African Union indicated that the discussions focused on the role that Burundi can play in the fight against armed groups and negative forces. He added that Burundi can play a catalytic role in socio-economic development through its youth, collaboration and solidarity with other countries in the Great Lakes region.

Source: Radio Television Burundi

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