(Xinhua) -- Burundian First Vice-President
Gaston Sindimwo on Monday launched the third edition of Kenya
trade investment and cultural expo, rejoicing at the return of
peace and security in the east African nation.
Tom Amolo, political
diplomatic secretary at the Kenyan foreign ministry, represented
the Kenyan government at the fair that took place at Tempete
field near shores of Lake Tanganyika.
“If you see people
here: Kenyans, Tanzanians, Burundians ... All of them are here
for the development of Burundi. This shows that Burundi has
recovered peace and security,” Sindimwo said.
The envoy of the
Kenyan government said the trade fair is a framework to deepen
relations between Burundi and Kenya.
“This trade fair is
a milestone in deepening Kenya-Burundi economic and commercial
ties,” Amolo said.
According to Amolo,
the volume of investments between the two countries is over 70
million U.S. dollars, but “the volume of investments remains
very small and I think that we have to do more.”
The week-long trade
fair was organized by the Kenya-Burundi association.
The trade fair has
been themed “Enhancing economic cooperation and regional
integration is a vital milestone to boost bilateral
Kenya-Burundi economic ties”.
The second edition
of the Kenya trade investment and cultural expo was held in