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DR Congo and Burundi announce joint plan on trade and security

  • 2021-07-14 06:42:06
  • News

East African neighbours Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo have announced a joint plan to combat armed groups and foster economic growth.

The presidents of both nations signed a series of agreements in Kinshasa on security and also infrastructure - with plans for a railway to connect the nation's major cities and boost trade.

No cost and deadline were made public today for the projects - but a joint commission of experts who will oversee its progress was announced.

Tuesday's visit to Kinshasa was the first made by Burundi's President Évariste Ndayishimiye since he took power a year ago, following the sudden death of his predecessor Pierre Nkurunziza.