Kinshasa, September 20th, 2022 (CPA) – The Minister-President of Wallonia-Brussels Federation (FWB), Pierre-Yves Jeholet, arrived in Kinshasa on Sunday, in view of the official inauguration in the coming days of the new center Wallonia-Brussels in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, CPA learned on Monday from the Belgian embassy.
According to the source, the new Wallonia-Brussels center will be a space for dialogue, sharing and creation. “There is a major event that we are going to celebrate during our stay, it is the opening of the new international Wallonia-Brussels cultural center in Kinshasa. This is an important event for our cultural and academic relations”, said the Belgian diplomat.
« The particularity of our mission is also to take stock of our relations in terms of direct and indirect bilateral cooperation with the Congolese authorities », he continued.
Pierre-Yves Jeholet also pointed out that his three-day trip to Kinshasa also wants to be part of the continuity of the commitments made by the Kingdom of Belgium during the visit of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in DRC. . “At the level of the Federation, we have always maintained our cooperation. Maybe it’s time to step it up, so it’s still good. It was a very strong signal to see our sovereigns visiting DRC”, declared the Belgian diplomat.
Moreover, during his visit to Geneva last June, we note, the Minister-President of Wallonia-Brussels Federation (FWB) had signed a framework agreement between the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Man and his organization. The text of this agreement aims to promote and protect human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The agenda of Pierre-Yves Jeholet and his delegation provides for a series of meetings with the Congolese authorities, particularly Prime Minister Sama Lukonde and the Minister in charge of Foreign Affairs, Christophe Lutundula and many other partners, it is reported. ACP/