BUSINESS LUNCH WITH THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF BURUNDI H.E EZÉCHIEL NIBIGIRA, 07.03.2020, ISTANBUL
Turkey – Burundi Business Council with its President Sedat Kaymak, hosted the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Burundi H.E Ezéchiel Nibigira, Ambassador of Burundi to Ankara H.E Gérard Bikebako and the accompanying delegation in a business lunch on 7th of March Saturday.In the lunch where fruitful discussions have taken place, the steps to be taken in order to strengthen the business ties between two countries were examined and possible areas of cooperation were discussed. H.E Minister made the following remark." The sectors in which Burundi needs investment in order to make economic progress are present in Turkey and they are very strong. The rapprochement between the two countries are vital to us, we must ensure its continuity. Our economic development will take place by virtue of FDIs. I invite you all to invest in Burundi.It will be of great benefit for you to see the activities of our country within the framework of 10 year development plan in its place. We are planning to change the capital city of Burundi. For the new political center we will need infrastructure and constructing along with roads that would link the center to other regions. We have a railway project to establish a connection with Tanzania. To speak about the energy sector, the need for regeneration and growth is stable. The sector must expand enough to accommodate the needs of the growing population. I advise the Turkish companies to use those opportunities."
ROUND TABLE MEETING WITH A BUSINESS DELEGATION FROM BURUNDI, 03.07.2018, İSTANBUL
In the Round Table Meeting co-hosted by DEİK and MÜSİAD, Ambassador of Burundi to Ankara H.E Joel Nkurabagaya, President of DEİK Turkey – Burundi Business Council Mr. Abdurrahman Uzun and the Head of MÜSİAD International Relations and Foreign Trade Commission Mr. Zeki Güvercin delivered their opening speeches.
Ambassador Nkurabagaya mentioned in his speech that Burundi is an important African country with its geostrategic location so it would enable easier access for companies that do business in Burundi to other African countries markets. He stated that Turkish investors were privileged in the country and that there were 11 existing Cooperation Agreements between the two countries.
The meeting was followed by bilateral business talks.