Greece is represented in Burundi through parallel accreditation of its Embassy in Nairobi, while Burundi is represented in Greece through its Permanent Delegation in Geneva.
Relations between the two countries are at a good level. Greece grants scholarships for the training of Burundian officers in Greek Military Schools, and sent food aid to the government of Burundi through the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) on repeated occasions. Also, a Greek NGO is currently active in the country under Hellenic Aid’s development cooperation programmes, providing healthcare and pharmaceutical supplies to those in need, as well as building schools and professional training centres.
The Greek community in Burundi consists of some 40 persons (all of them living in the capital, Bujumbura). Until the early ‘80s, they were about 1500. The dwindling numbers of Greek community members are due to the successive political crises in Burundi, which culminated in the 1993 coup and the ensuing civil war.
Competent Authority: Greek Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya
Honorary Consulate Bujumbura
Address : P.Ο. Βοx 1660, Bujumbura, Burundi
Tel. : (00257224) 242532
Honorary Consul : George Koukoulis
ΑAccredited Embassy of Burundi for Greece
44, rue de Lausanne – 1201 Geneve – SWISS
Τel: 0041.22.732.77.05, Fax: 0041.22.732.77.34