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Burkinabe leader visits Qatar, Saudi Arabia

President Rock Marc Kabore of Burkina Faso will Tuesday begin an official visit to Qatar and Saudi Arabia, APA learned from the Presidency.
Rock Marc Kabore will be in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday May 16, 2017 for a friendship and working visit. Strengthening bilateral cooperation will be at the heart of Kabore’s visit, during which several aspects of bilateral cooperation will be reviewed.

During his stay, President Kabore will hold a series of talks with the highest authorities of Qatar and this trip to Doha is expected to give a new impetus to bilateral relations.

Qatar Mining is interested in the Burkinabe mining sector. Similarly, Qatar is in the process of building the City of Burkina-Qatar Friendship (an estate of 1,282 houses) in the outskirts of Ouagadougou.

Qatar is also committed to financing the construction of the highway linking Ouagadougou, Bobo Dioulasso and the Ivorian border.

After Qatar, Rock Kabore will, at the invitation of King Salman bin Abdelaziz Al-Saud, take part, in the Arab-Islamic-American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Summit aims to “establish a new partnership between the Arab and Muslim worlds, and between the Arab world and the United States, in order to confront the terrorist threat and extremism, disseminate the principles of tolerance and coexistence and strengthen security, stability and cooperation in the service of
the present and the future of all peoples.”

On the sidelines of the summit, the Burkinabe head of state will highlight the bilateral economic projects in the pipeline, especially in livestock trade, cotton processing and the energy sector .

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