Kinshasa, January 21st, 2022 (CPA).– The President of the Republic, Felix Antoine Tshisekedi, had a telephone conversation last Tuesday with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed Ben Zayed Al Nahyane, within the framework bilateral cooperation between DRC and the United Arab Emirates, CPA learned on Thursday from an official source.
The two high personalities expressed their satisfaction with the positive development of this cooperation and called for its consolidation and intensification.
In addition, the President of the Republic took this opportunity to strongly condemn the recent attack in Abu Dhabi and offer his condolences to the Emirati people, adds the source.
Indeed, an explosion of three tank trucks carrying fuel killed three people and injured six, on Monday, January 17th in Abu Dhabi, said the police of the Emirati capital. This attack, condemned by UN, was claimed by Yemeni Houthi rebels who earlier announced a « major military operation » in the United Arab Emirates.
In response to the attack, the first to kill on Emirati soil, the Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes on Houthi-held Yemeni capital Sanaa, according to the official Saudi Press Agency, we recall.
Emirati investment commitment in DRC
The President of the Republic, Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi, supervised, on Tuesday, the signing of 7 memorandums of understanding, during a bilateral meeting organized at the presidential pavilion of Expo 2020 in Dubai, between his delegation and that of the Emiratis led by His Highness the Sovereign of Dubai, Vice President of the United Arab Emirates Federation, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The 7 protocols are in addition to the Emirati commitment of USD 1 billion of investments in DRC announced on Sunday by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohamed Ben Zayed Al-Nahyane, at the end of their exchanges in Dubai, with President Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo.
Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi also announced a donation of 30 tactical armored military vehicles, intended to support DRC in the fight against terrorism, particularly in the East, we recall.