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The Ambassador of Burundi to Washington DC presents his credentials to the President of the United States of America Joe Biden

Burundi established the diplomatic relations with the United States in 1962 and dated back to 1964. With the installation of the USAID Office (American Agency for International Development) in 1979, the relations of cooperation between those two brotherly countries has strengthened. Since 1980, a number of projects and programs have been executed in Burundi through USAID in several sectors such as agriculture; health; training and capacity building through the human resources development; the promotion of entrepreneurship and the support for the private sector and the support for the economic reforms.
On February 27, 2024, the Ambassador of the Republic of Burundi to Washington DC His Excellency Mr. Jean Bosco Barege presented his letters of credence to the President of the United States of America His Excellence Joe Biden.

As part of the revitalization of the bilateral cooperation between the Republic of Burundi and the United States of America, the United States Agency for Development (USAID) has started the negotiations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation and the technical Ministries, which resulted in the signing of the Assistance Agreements over the last two years, including a donation of 400 million US dollars granted by the United States to Burundi to facilitate a partnership aiming at the transformation that promotes the sustainable development of Burundi. For future prospects, it would be desirable to follow up on the promises resulting from the various meetings that H.E the President of the Republic had with the various American authorities, on the sidelines of the work of the 78th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
The cooperation between the two countries deepened further in 2007 when Burundi committed its troops to the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for fighting against the terrorist group Al Shabab. That decision was motivated by the firm conviction of Burundi and the United States that world peace can only prevail in a world free of terrorism. The United States of America announced on Thursday, 11/18/2021,giving up the sanctions imposed in 2015 on Burundi then shaken by a violent political crisis, welcoming the serene climate since the election of Evariste Ndayishimiye, in May 2020, to the Presidency of the African Great Lakes country.


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