The Embassy of Burundi
Address: Berliner Strasse 36, Berlin, D-10715
Tel.: +49 (0)30 23 45 67 0
Fax: +49 (0)30 234 567 20
Amb. Appolonie Nibona
Appolonie Nibona is a Burundian diplomat who has been her country’s ambassador to Berlin since June 2021. Nibona was Director of the Burundian Ministry of Finance, Taxes and Currencies from 2018 to 2021. She was accredited as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Burundi in Germany on 21 June 2021. On 25 January 2022, Nibona was awarded the secondary accreditation as a non-resident ambassador to the Republic of Austria.
Nibona succeeds Else Nizigama Ntamagiro, who replaced Edouard Bizimana on 6 July 2016.
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.