30 October 2012

Angola: Delegation Attends Partners' Conference On Burundi

Geneva — Angola is attending since last Monday the Partners' Conference on the Development of Burundi, taking place in the United Nations Palace in Geneva, Switzerland.

Angola's delegation is being led by the secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Manuel Augusto, and also comprises the country's permanent representative to the UN and International Organizations in Geneva, Apolinário Correia, as well as the Angolan ambassador to Switzerland, Osvaldo Varela.

In this conference, which will end this Tuesday, the government of Burundi will present its results on the level of development it achieved in the last five years, as well as mobilize the necessary resources to finance its Poverty Reduction Strategy Programme (PRSP) for the 2012-2015 period.

According to Burundi's second vice-president, Gervais Rufyikirio, speaking at the gathering, the Burundian government is trying to implement the second stage of the mentioned programme (PRSP-2) with a view to boosting economic growth and employment, also putting it in line with the millennium development goals.

On the other hand, Burundi's partners reiterated their support to the African country's development programme. These partners are the European Union, African Development bank (AfDB), World Bank, UNDP and the IMF.

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