BUJUMBURA, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza said Tuesday that the partnership between Burundi and China is the most dynamic one among his country's partnerships with other countries.
Also, he praised China as being a faithful and reliable friend.
Nkurunziza told Chinese media in an interview that what makes the Burundi-China cooperation exemplary is that the two countries' partnership is based on the principles of mutual respect and mutual benefits.
According to statistics from the Chinese Embassy in Burundi, the trade volume between the two countries reached 46 million U.S. dollars in 2015. China imports a large amount of coffee and tea from Burundi, and exports telecommunication products, textiles and computers to Burundi.
Nkurunziza said China has been more than a partner because China has stood by the Burundian people even during the most difficult times in the past.
At present China has also been actively supporting Burundi in the international arena, he added.
On the occasion of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, Nkurunziza wished the Chinese people a happy Chinese New Year. He also said he wished this year would be another dynamic one for relations between Burundi and China.