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Burundian exhibitors say they expect much from Burundi Diaspora week

Burundian companies operating in the artistic field, food processing, agribusiness and tourism are exhibiting their products since the opening of Burundi Diaspora Week this 24 July at “Zion Beach” in the capital Bujumbura.

Companies working in the artistic field, food processing, agribusiness and tourism exhibiting their products at “Zion Beach” in Bujumbura

Companies working in the artistic field, food processing, agribusiness and tourism exhibiting their products at “Zion Beach” in Bujumbura

Fabrice Manirakiza, from Come and See Burundi Company operating in Tourism, Investment and Social services, says they expect much from the trade fair. “We will get an opportunity to share experience and network,” he says.

Désiré Habonimana, marketing agent from Fungus company producing soft drinks from natural plants says the trade fair will allow them to learn about what happens in other countries. “We expect to improve the quality of our products thanks to skills that we will obtain from this trade fair”, he says.
Anny Darlène Ndorimana, another exhibitor producing shoes, chairs and clothes from plastic bags says the exhibition will allow her to form partnership with people involved in the environment protection. “We will also get the opportunity to extend our markets in foreign countries,” she says.

Japhet Legentil Ndayishimiye, Chairman of Burundi Diaspora says the event is organized each year to establish contact between Burundians living in the country and the Diaspora. “Participants will have the opportunity to share experience and contribute to the country’s development,” he says adding that Burundi Diaspora constitute 6% of Burundians.

Alain Diomède Nzeyimana, Deputy Spokesperson for President Nkurunziza says the event is organized to get Burundian Diaspora involved in the country’s development.

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