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Burundi: Government in €28 million cooperation agreement with Germany

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NAIROBI, 18 February (IRIN) - Germany and Burundi signed on Monday a €28 million (US $30 million) cooperation agreement, according to the German embassy in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
In a statement, the embassy said on Tuesday that the parties had agreed to concentrate their bilateral efforts on conflict prevention, strengthening democracy and civil society and the provision of food and water in urban and rural areas.

Jurgen Weerth, the German ambassador to Burundi, resident in Nairobi, and Therence Sinunguruza, the Burundi minister for external relations and corporation, signed the agreement in the Burundi capital, Bujumbura, on behalf of their countries.

The embassy said the funds would also be used for the reintegration programme in Burundi. The project to reintegrate Burundians would reinforce the reconstitution of the state based on the rule of law, and in accordance with democratic principles governing the administration of services for the population, the embassy said.

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