HE Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, Thursday sent a message of congratulations to his counterpart from Burundi HE Evariste Ndayishimiye on the occasion of Independence Day.
He “sends his best wishes for good health, success, and peace to all Burundians”, read the message.
The President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of the Defense and Security Forces, HE Evariste Ndayishimiye reviewed the troops before the start of the festivities that took place on the Boulevard de l’Indépendance.
The official ceremonies were marked by long and joyful parades, civilians and soldiers, and were embellished by colorful cultural demonstrations.
Invited to address his greetings by President Ndayishimiye, Central African President HE Faustin A. Touadéra welcomed the exceptional bonds of brotherhood that unite the Burundian and Central African peoples.
He pledged to work to strengthen them.
Oman His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik also sent a congratulatory message to HE Evariste Ndayishimiye.
In his cable, His Majesty Sultan wished the President and the friendly People of Burundi further progress and prosperity.
At the end of the ceremonies, HE Evariste met with the Heads of international delegations including the Central African President HE Faustin A. Touadéra, the Prime Ministers of Rwanda and Tanzania, and the Special Envoys of Congo, Qatar, Egypt and East African Community (EAC).