OIF secretary general arrives in Burundi

Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The secretary general of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF), Abdou Diouf, arrived here Sunday afternoon on a two-day working visit to Burundi, official sources said in Bujumbura.
The former Senegalese president told an airport news conference that the objective of his visit was to revive the cooperation between his organisation and Buurundi as "an important partner of the OIF.
Diouf said that the OIF would use its influence among member states and donors to help in raising funds for Burundi's reconstruction after more than a decade-long civil war.
His programme in Bujumbura includes audiences several senior officials, particularly President, Pierre Nkurunziza as well as leaders of parliamentary groups.

19 february 2006 13:06:00




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