KENYA – BURUNDI RELATIONS

Burundi–Kenya relations are bilateral , cordial, friendly relations between Burundi and Kenya. Burundi is a partner of Kenya in many areas, particularly trade, security (military), education, agriculture and energy.

In 2011, both countries signed a comprehensive bilateral agreement to promote development and technology transfer in agriculture, livestock and fisheries development between them.

Burundi, along with Kenya, is one of the Swahili-speaking states in the African Great Lakes region.In September 2007, Kenya opened a resident mission in Bujumbura.

The Presidents of Burundi and Kenya have on multiple occasions made state visits to each others country.

On 1 July 2007, Burundi became a full member of the East African Community (EAC). 

Additionally, Burundi joined the EAC Customs Union on 6 July 2009. It has since been a strategic partner in terms of customs and trade integration.

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