The Head of State and Government, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, held an audience with the Secretary General of the the Burundi governing party, CNDA-FDA, General Evariste Ndayishiniye, the bearer of a message sent by the Burundian President, H. E. Pierre Nkuruziza. The meeting took place on 22nd August.
During the conversations, the General Secretary, in addition to passing on to the President of the republic greetings from the Burundian Head of State, also reported on the current situation in his country following the political crisis of 2015.
Before the press, in addition to declaring that the message he carried came within the framework of the traditional relations of friendship and cooperation between the Republic of Burundi and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, he declared that Burundi was currently calm and stable, following the turbulence of 2015, with a united population, and with a constitutional referendum organised in recent days.
At another point during the interview, the special envoy declared that his nation was preparing for presidential elections in 2020. One of the priorities of the Government of the nations is the fight against poverty, the implementation of actions to allow development in the country, and assurances regarding the well-being of the population.
The situation in Burundi has improved, the population has mobilised, we are all working and living in harmony, the politicians who dispersed have returned to the country to take part in the upcoming 2020 elections. In the time I have been here, I have seen a few places and I can appreciate the level of development that this nation enjoys. The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is an organised country where harmony reigns; I am grateful to the Equatoguinean people for their enthusiasm and for the show of hospitality reserved for guests. I am very happy and I feel at home”, concluded Pierre Nkuruziza’s envoy.
The audience took place in the presence of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simeon Oyono Esono.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office