Kenyan trade fair launched in Burundi's capital
06 September 2016, 17:20
Nairobi - Burundian First Vice-President
Gaston Sindimwo on Monday launched the third edition of Kenya trade
investment and cultural expo, rejoicing at the return of peace and
security in the east African nation.
Tom Amolo, political diplomatic secretary at the Kenyan foreign
ministry, represented the Kenyan government at the fair that took
place at Tempete field near shores of Lake Tanganyika.
"If you see people here: Kenyans, Tanzanians, Burundians ... All
of them are here for the development of Burundi. This shows that
Burundi has recovered peace and security," Sindimwo said.
The envoy of the Kenyan government said the trade fair is a
framework to deepen relations between Burundi and Kenya.
"This trade fair is a milestone in deepening Kenya-Burundi
economic and commercial ties," Amolo said.
According to Amolo, the volume of investments between the two
countries is over 70 million U.S. dollars, but "the volume of
investments remains very small and I think that we have to do
The week-long trade fair was organized by the Kenya-Burundi
The trade fair has been themed "Enhancing economic cooperation
and regional integration is a vital milestone to boost bilateral
Kenya-Burundi economic ties".
The second edition of the Kenya trade investment and cultural
expo was held in September 2015.