Cooperation

US Government to give $50,000 as assistance to flood victims in Burundi

On the occasion of the celebration of the 242nd anniversary of the independence of the USA this July 4th 2018, Ambassador Anne Casper has said the US has been saddened by floods that destroyed people’s houses and washed away their belongings a few months ago.
“The US will give $50,000 as an emergency assistance to the victims of floods,” said Casper.

Anne Casper: “The US will give $50,000 as an emergency assistance to the victims of floods”

Anne Casper: “The US will give $50,000 as an emergency assistance to the victims of floods”

She also said the US has welcomed the recent announcement by Burundi president that he will not stand as a candidate in the next 2020 elections.

“The United States of America took the president’s announcement as an opportunity to create a climate of confidence within the Burundian political class and reinforce democracy in the country,” she said.

In his speech as government representative, Jean de Dieu Ndikumana, Permanent Secretary to the Minister of Foreign affairs, said Burundi government is satisfied with the existing cooperation between the two countries. “The US has increased its support especially in the domains of health, education, good governance, political competition, search for consensus, the strengthening of the civil society, etc.,” said Mr Ndikumana.

He has called on the international community in general and the US in particular to support Burundians in the determination of their own future.

MPs, government officials and the diplomatic community had attended the ceremonies.

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