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Burundian President: We must strive for economic and social progress to counter the effects of the Corona pandemic

01:31 PM

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Cairo – AA:

Today, Tuesday, Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye stressed the need to strive for economic and social progress in order to eliminate the negative effects of the Corona pandemic and support countries that have faced a great shock as a result of this pandemic.

In his speech at the Common Market for Eastern and Southern African Countries (COMESA), the President of Burundi said that it is necessary to take joint action among the member states in order to push the economy forward so that it is able to face all the challenges and shocks it has been exposed to in the recent period, stressing that The Burundian government will support all efforts to promote regional integration.

The President of Burundi praised the efforts of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in supporting COMESA, as well as the efforts of Madagascar President Andre Rajoelina during his tenure as chair of this assembly.

It is noteworthy that Egypt took over the presidency of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern African Countries (COMESA) today, Tuesday, from Madagascar, during the launch of the 21st summit to be held in the new administrative capital. It is the first qualitative summit of the COMESA grouping, which will be held in The new administrative capital.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received the tools of the summit’s authority and presidency from Madagascar’s President Andre Rajoelina.

The summit will be held under the slogan “Strengthening resilience through strategic economic digital integration” with the aim of encouraging the use of digital economy tools to facilitate doing business within the COMESA grouping and enhancing the resilience of member states to face the negative repercussions of the Corona pandemic on their economies.

COMESA is a joint agreement for the countries of eastern and southern Africa, and the assembly includes in its membership, in addition to Egypt, 20 countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Comoros, Burundi, Eritrea, Djibouti, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eswatini (Swaziland), Malawi, Madagascar, and Libya , Seychelles, Rwanda, Mauritius, Tunisia, Sudan, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Uganda.

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