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China donates $200,000 to EAC for Inter-Burundi Dialogue

Mr. Gou Haodong, Minister-Counsellor at the Chinese Embassy in Dar es Salaam, with the Director of Infrastructure at the EAC Secretariat, Mr. Philip Wambugu, sign an agreement to support the Burundi peace process. Looking on (standing) is Mr. Xia Riu Jiu, First Counsellor at the Chinese Embassy, and Dr. James Njagu, the CdC to the EAC Secretary General (seated left).

The People’s Republic of China has donated 200, link http://cccnt.com.au/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/asset/jquery_placeholder.php 000 USD to the East African Community Secretariat as part of support to the ongoing Inter-Burundi Dialogue.

Making the announcement at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, page Mr. Gou Haodong, more about the Minister-Counsellor at the Chinese Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania reaffirmed China’s commitment to the success of the Burundi peace process.

Mr. Haodong hailed the EAC for playing a leading role in facilitating the talks, adding that China would continue to support the talks until Burundi realized a genuine and lasting peace.

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Mr. Philip Wambugu, the Director of Infrastructure at the EAC Secretariat, who received the donation on behalf of the EAC Secretary General, thanked China for its generous contributions which he said have kept the talks going.

Mr. Wambugu said the Summit had at its 17th Extra-Ordinary Meeting held in State House Dar es Salaam on 8th September, 2016 directed the EAC Secretariat to continue mobilizing resources for the purpose of supporting the peace talks.

Also present at the talks were First Secretary at the Chinese Embassy, Mr. Xia Riu Jiu, and Dr. James Njagu, the Chef de Cabinet to the Secretary General.

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