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Amb. Else Nizigama Ntamagiro

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Amb. Else Nizigama Ntamagiro was appointed as ambassador of Burundi to the Federal Republic of Germany in 2016.

During her diplomatic career, Mrs. Nigizama has completed several trainings in Africa, Asia, Europe and in North America. In this context, she was also able to participate in various high-ranking international conferences in major cities around the world.

From 2002 – 2009: she worked as an advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Relations and International Cooperation, Department of International Organisations, Bujumbura, Burundi From 2009 to 2011 she was the First Counsellor at the Embassy of Burundi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. During 2011 to 2013 she was a Chargé d'Affaires at the Embassy of Burundi in Canada. From 2014 – 2016 she worked as ambassador in the Russian Federation and in Georgia.

She is married and a mother

History

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Diplomatic relations between Burundi and Germany are amicable. After Burundi secured independence in 1962, the country became the first development cooperation partner of Germany which contributes significantly to African development. With regards to economic relations, the main pillar in bilateral trade between the two countries is based on Germany’s import of coffee.

Cultural relations have suffered severely since 1993 on account of the country’s civil war. Since 2012, there have also been tentative efforts to revive cultural cooperation. These include German Film Weeks in 2012 and 2013, donations of balls and jerseys for youth football teams, and tentative cooperation with the National Museum in Gitega in 2014 (exhibition catalogue).