Mr. Benjamin Ndagijimana Takes Office as Consul General of Burundi in Laayoune
In a statement to the press, Mr. Ndagijimana said he will take "by Friday" his duties as Consul General in Laayoune.
The Republic of Burundi had inaugurated, on February 28, 2020, a Consulate General in Laayoune in the presence of Mr. Nasser Bourita and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ezechiel Nibigira.
Mr. Nibigira noted on this occasion that the opening of a Consulate General of the Republic of Burundi in Laayoune testifies to the "attachment" and "loyalty" of this country to the principles of African brotherhood and international legality. The inauguration of this diplomatic representation "is an expression of our strengthened cooperation which attaches great importance to good neighborliness, respect of national sovereignty and non-interference in the internal affairs of States", he stressed, adding that relations between the two countries "are reaching a state of maturity" with the inauguration "on this memorable day" of a Consulate General in Laayoune, following the opening of a Burundian embassy in Rabat in 2015.
On February 25th, the new Burundian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, Mr. Albert Shingiro, reiterated, in Rabat, his country's support for the territorial integrity of the Kingdom and its national unity in line with the Charter of the United Nations. He also reaffirmed Burundi's support for the Autonomy Plan as the only solution to Sahara issue and the settlement of this dispute exclusively by the United Nations.