The 48-hour official visit of Burundian Head of State Évariste Ndayishimiye to Brazzaville ended on Monday 27 February with a joint statement issued by the two heads of state. During the visit, they discussed cooperation between their two countries and the need to revitalize it, as well as peace and security in the sub-region, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The two leaders reiterated their commitment to the African initiative to silence the guns on the continent by 2030. They also encouraged all stakeholders to resolve the security crisis in the DRC through peaceful means. President Ndayishimiye expressed his full availability to contribute to the return of stability in the country.
President Sassou-Nguesso also called for the strict application of the various resolutions taken in Luanda, Nairobi or Bujumbura. He urged that resolutions not be made without implementing them, and that with the support of the populations, the objectives of these resolutions can be achieved.
The visit of President Ndayishimiye to Brazzaville was a positive step in the direction of peace and security in the sub-region, and it is hoped that the discussions held will lead to the successful implementation of the resolutions made.