Kenya to enhance ties with Burundi – Uhuru

July 1, 2013 3:45 pm

, BURUNDI-GUARD-HONOURBUJUMBURA, Burundi, Jul 1 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has said his government will continue to work closely with Burundi and other countries in promoting peace and security in the region and especially in Somali.

Observing that troops from Burundi are part of the AMISON force in Somalia, President Kenyatta stressed the need for African countries to work together in surmounting the challenges facing them.

The President hailed the government of Burundi for its contribution towards ensuring peace and security not only in Burundi but in the region.

The President said his government would continue to strengthen cooperation with Burundi at the bilateral as well as regional level within the East African Community in order to enhance development for the benefit of the people of the two countries.

President Kenyatta was speaking on Monday in Bujumbura, Burundi where he attended the country’s 51st independence anniversary cerebrations.

He further noted that people in the region must embrace peace and unity at all times in order to realize meaningful development.

The President was among other leaders from around the world who included President Paul Kagame of Rwanda that gathered at Boulevard de’ Independence grounds in Bujumbura.

President Kenyatta was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed among other senior government officials.


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