International Relations

Burundi is member of several regional and international organizations in particular:

· East-African Community

· African Development Bank

· Central African States Economic Community

· Great Lakes Countries Economic Community

· Common Market for the East and Southern Africa

· African Union

· United Nations

· World Trade Organization

· World Health Organization

· World Intellectual Property Organization

· International French Speaking Country Organization

· International Labour Organization

· United Nations for Industrial Development Organization

· United Nations Development Programme

· World Food Program

· United Nations Conference on Trade and Development


Burundi is also enjoying facilitation from good cooperation with institutions such as World Bank, International Monetary Fund, International Finance Corporation, European Union, etc.

For the investors, it is important to underline that Burundi is a member of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). Burundi has also ratified on May 9th 2014 the Convention of New York on the Recognition and the Execution of the Foreign Arbitration Judgments and to the Apostille Convention on April 9th 2014, concerning the international judicial and administrative mutual aid to simplify the authentication of documents used abroad to facilitate the free movement of people, goods and services. Burundi also enjoys the agreement on free trade between the United States and the African Continent as well as the agreement between the European Union and the group of the States of Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific.