BUJUMBURA Burundi (Xinhua) --
Sino-Burundian relations are at the best
time in history, enjoying high political mutual trust and
fruitful economic and trade cooperation, Spokesman of Burundian
President said in an interview on Friday.
The two sides have
developed their relations beyond traditional friendship, Jean
Claude Ndenzako Karerwa told Xinhua. “On top of multi-faceted
support, China has repeatedly been against unfair resolutions
against Burundi,” said Karerwa.
agreements were signed over the past 15 years in key sectors
including health, education, energy and agriculture, he said.
According to him, in
2017 alone, there were “countless” achievements made by China in
favor of Burundi, including the ongoing construction of the
presidential palace and state house, scholarships and training
sessions granted to Burundian citizens by China.
“Until now, we 100
percent appreciate the ongoing cooperation and we look forward
to improving our mutual cooperation,” Karerwa said.
China will host this
year’s Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing.
FOCAC can be considered as a pillar on which Burundi will
continue to strengthen cooperation ties, said the spokesperson.
play a key role in the development of Africa’s key strategic
sectors like agriculture, banking, insurance, infrastructure,
transport, transfer of knowledge and technologies and
information and communication technologies, he said.
He further said
Burundi wishes to strengthen cooperation with China in the
sectors of capacity building, medical treatment and construction
of hydropower dams.
China and Burundi
established diplomatic relations in 1963.