1. On his arrival at the Cape Town International Airport accompanied by a high level delegation, President Nkurunziza was welcomed by Hon. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Co-operation and a military guard of honour.
2. During the visit, which was aimed at further strengthening the ties of friendship and cooperation that exist between South Africa and Burundi, the two Heads of State held substantive and fruitful one-on-one discussions on a number of issues of common interest at bilateral, regional and international levels, followed by discussions with ministers from various line-function departments from the respective Governments, during which ways of further strengthening the already excellent ties of friendship and cooperation were addressed.
3. The two Presidents expressed satisfaction that a Business Forum jointly held by the Department of Trade and Industry and the Burundian Ministry of Finance and Economic Development Planning took place on 4 November 2014, bringing together senior business leaders and representatives of State-Owned Companies, Chambers of Commerce and investment promotion agencies from the two countries.