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Burundi, Djibouti sign cooperation agreements

 Burundi and Djibouti have signed cooperation agreeme nts on trade, transport, building and civil engineering works and tourism, which

will come into force early next year and will enable both countries intensify co o peration, PANA reported from here.

This was disclosed Monday by Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza shortly befor e his Djiboutian counterpart, Ismail Omar Guelleh, left after a three-day workin g visit to Burundi.

On regional politics, the Burundian president exchanged a number of ideas with h is Djiboutian counterpart on means to collaborate after the end of the civil war

in Somalia, Djibouti’s neighbouring country.

“Djibouti is acting as facilitator in the inter-Somalia dialogue; Burundi sent t roops for the AU peacekeeping mission in Somalia and it is on this basis we deci d ed to collaborate in the future and at the end of the civil war ravaging the Hor n of Africa country in the grip of insecurity now for 20 years,” Nkurunziza said.

Guelleh had a taste of Burundi’s tourist potentials when he visited, Sunday afte rnoon, Rumonge, a seaside station being renovated and located on the Lake Tangan y ika’s riverbanks.

He also visited a major palm-oil producing factory located in the same locality.

Nkurunziza paid a similar visit to Burundi in June 2008.

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