DRC / USA cooperation examined at the Presidency of the Republic Kinshasa


March 24th, 2021(CPA).- The President of the Republic, Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, exchanged on Tuesday at the city of the African Union, with a delegation from the Africa Office of the US State Department, led by the United States Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Ambassador Donald Booth on issues of interest to the DRC and the United States.

According to Ambassador Booth, their mission is mainly to follow up on what was decided in the telephone conversation that President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo had recently with US Vice President Kamala Harris, as well.

as in President Joe Biden’s letter to President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo. Several subjects were also discussed during this audience of more than an hour, in particular peace on the African continent and the term of office of President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo at the head of the African Union (AU). « The US State Department is counting a lot on a perfect collaboration between the DRC and the other countries of the continent », underlined the ambassador Booth, specifying that the new American administration is working, for the moment, with a view to  » establish new bases of collaboration with the DRC and all the countries of the African Union. The American statesman also pointed out that in his delegation there were also people representing the offices of the Middle East and Africa, in charge of scientific expertise. The President of the Republic Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo had a telephone exchange in February 2021, with the Vice-President of the United States Ms. Kamala Harris on 4 points namely: politics, security, health and the climate. They discussed COVID-19, recent Ebola outbreaks and economic opportunities. They pledged to work together to strengthen health security, increase regional trade and investment, promote human rights and good governance, and address the challenges of climate change. The Vice President is committed to working with the DRC government to advance girls’ education and strengthen economic opportunities for all Congolese. They also agreedto work together to reduce conflict, support dialogue and ensure peace in eastern DRC and the region. ACP/Kayu/KJI