SA, Burundi to work at alleviating poverty

2011-08-12 15:38

kalahari.com

  • Zuma Exposed
    This book exposes Jacob Zuma, in such a way that he would not want you or anyone else to read it. Now R189.00
    buy now
Johannesburg - South Africa and Burundi have signed agreements to co-operate in agriculture, sports and recreation, economic co-operation and defence, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

"We want to see visible action from this state visit. The memorandum of understanding on economic co-operation concluded during this visit will surely unlock the economic potential between the two countries," Zuma told a South Africa-Burundi business forum in Bujumbura, Burundi.

Zuma arrived in the central African country - where he was very involved in negotiating a ceasefire deal to help end the civil war which raged from 1993 to 2006 -- on Wednesday.

"We enter day two of the visit confident that the two countries will go far in the process of cementing relations that were forged in the trenches of working together for peace and stability in Burundi," Zuma said in a speech prepared for delivery.

He said the countries had agreed to co-operate on alleviating poverty through emphasising trade and investment.

"Our departments responsible for trade and industry have been directed to prepare a programme of action that will outline how the two countries will work together to boost investments and increase volumes of trade between the two countries."

Zuma said there were various possible areas of co-operation including tourism, energy, infrastructure development, financial services and transport.

"We will also work together to promote skills development and research through the envisaged partnerships in higher education and training and we have signed an agreement in this regard," he said.

South Africa would deliver 3 000 soccer balls to Burundi youth as a start to co-operating in sports.

"Such engagement at an informal level will surely further cement the good relations between the two countries."

Zuma said the progress made in a short time to develop Bujumbura was inspiring.

"We are moved generally by the atmosphere of achievement and of hard work. Everybody wants to do something to boost development in their country, and this augurs well for the future," he added.
- SAPA
Read more on:    international relations  |  jacob zuma  |  burundi  |  sa  |  east africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
18 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Sport
Traffic & Train Alerts
Traffic
Kuils River 10:01 AM
Road name: Polkadraai Road Eastbound

ROADWORKS between the R102 Van Riebeeck Road and the R310 Baden Powell Drive exit - HEAVY DELAYS

Cape Town 08:10 AM
Road name: Metro Rail

Train Services on the SouthernLine are delayed by 30-60 minutes due to defective tracks circuits at Retreat

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Deal of the Week!

Get bestselling John Green novels now just R99 each! Hurry and get yours while stocks last. Shop here.

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Social media is pulling you in and you have the desire to find out everything you know about your friends and you have the urge to...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.