The major trade opportunities are for food stuffs and building materials, particularly iron, cement and ceramic (in light of the current reconstruction in Burundi), in addition to medicines, fertilizers, plastic products, electrical appliances, and furniture.
The trade volume nearly amounts to million dollars annually.
First: Signed Agreements:
• Agreement on Cultural and Technical Cooperation (1973)
• Agreement on Air Transport (1973)
• Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation (1986)
• Protocol for Cooperation in the field of Industrialization (1988)
• Protocol for Cooperation in the field of Television (1991)
• Agreement on Trade (1992)
• Agreement on Technical Cooperation between the Egyptian Fund for Technical Cooperation with Africa and the Government of Burundi (2005)
• Agreement between Al-Azhar Sheikhdom and the Burundian Peace and Reconciliation University (2008)
Second: Agreements signed in the Joint Commission Fifth Session (April 2007):
• Executive Program for Cultural, Scientific and Technical Cooperation for the years 2007-2009.
• Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Social Activity
• Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the National Burundian Radio and Television.
• Memorandum of Understanding between the Egyptian National Library and the Burundian Library and National Archives.
• Protocol for the establishment of the joint Burundian Egyptian Medical Centre.
Third: Agreements signed in the Joint Committee Sixth Session (March 2009):
• Agreement on Cooperation in the field of Civil Protection.
• Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the field of Banking between the Central Bank of Egypt and the Central Bank of Burundi.
Fourth: Agreements signed during the year 2010:
• Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the field of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Fishing between the two countries signed on the margins of the visit of the Burundian Minister of
• Agriculture and Livestock to Cairo in February 2010.
• Memorandum of Understanding between the Egyptian General Authority for Free Zones and Investment (GAVI) and the Burundian Board of Investment in Bujumbura, Burundi on July 6th, 2010.