The Burundi government pledged this 26th of August 2022, to support Burundi forces deployed in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for peacekeeping’s mission.
The Burundi National Defense Forces (FDN in French acronym) have been sent to fight all armed groups operating in eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, said Floribert Biyereke spokesperson of the Ministry of Defense at a press conference.
The Burundi’s Government, through the ministry of defense, has pledged to financially support FDN deployed in DRC, said the Ministry spokesman.
“We are ready to back our troops in DRC,” added Colonel Floribert Biyereke
The spokesman of the Ministry of Defense has said that the deployment was decided during a consensual agreement between DRC and Burundi to eradicate all armed groups in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
He said that East African troops will be deployed soon. The process is going well, he added.
Floribert Biyereke called on all Burundians and foreigners not to believe all propaganda related to this process in DRC.
The story was written by Moïse NDAYIRAGIJE Fellow at Inside Burundi, edited and approved for publication by Egide H. Ngenzebuhoro.