On the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UN) in New York, the United States, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi had the opportunity to hold a number of bilateral meetings. One of them was a meeting with Minister of Burundi’s External Relations and International Cooperation, Ezechiel Nibigira. At the meeting, both ministers discussed Burundi's desire to educate its diplomats in Indonesia. In a press statement received by Voice of Indonesia on Friday, September 28, 2018, Minister Retno Marsudi emphasized that Burundi's wish could be realized because Indonesia had done the same thing with some countries.
"Just now with Burundi in the context, of course, we associate with our priorities for Africa and Burundi hopes that Indonesia can educate its diplomats and I think this is something we can do. Because Indonesia has collaborated to educate foreign diplomats in Indonesia. Indeed, we have an international diplomat education program by inviting foreign diplomats to be educated in Indonesia,” said Retno Marsudi.
In addition, Minister Retno Marsudi also expressed that Burundi wants Indonesian investors to invest in Burundi. Burundi expects Indonesian investors to come and invest their capital in infrastructure development in the country. Because Indonesia has successfully carried out economic activities, including investment in other African countries. On the same occasion, Minister Retno Marsudi also promoted the Indonesia-Africa Infrastructure Dialogue which will be held next year. He hopes Burundi will attend and participate in the dialogue. (Rezha/Trans by R)