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DRC-Tanzania: The President of the Republic returns to Kinshasa after the signing of two memorandums of understanding

Kinshasa, October 24th, 2022 (CPA).- Head of State Felix Tshisekedi returned to Kinshasa on Monday, after attending with his counterpart Samia Suluhu Hassan, the signing on Sunday of two memorandums of understanding in Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania).

« Our discussions focused on several subjects, namely bilateral cooperation, security, Africa’s position on climate change, the harmful consequences of the war between Russia and Ukraine, the aggression of DRC by neighboring Rwanda », said the Congolese President during the press conference that followed.

Previously, the President of Tanzania, for her part, indicated that she had discussed with her Congolese counterpart subjects relating in particular to trade between their two countries, food security as well as the implementation by their respective experts of the resolutions agreed last August.

This implementation will become effective in the areas of infrastructure, the vast railway construction project linking Tanzania, Burundi and DRC, within the framework of the Community of East African States (EAC) as well as than a major road between Tanzania and DRC, he said.

President Samia Suluhu concluded by emphasizing that her country remains ready to cooperate with DRC for its development and stability.

In Tanzania since Friday, from Ghana, President Felix Tshisekedi arrived in the capital Dar-es-Salaam on Sunday afternoon for a 48-hour state visit.

When he got off the plane, Felix Tshisekedi and Samia Suluhu Hassan, who came to welcome him at Julius Nyerere International Airport, went to State House, the Tanzanian presidential palace, where they carried out intense activities, including a one-on-one followed by an extended bilateral meeting, it is reported.

Congolese and Tanzanian experts have been working since August 2022 on the agreements signed last Sunday in the presence of the two Heads of State.

They were concluded the same month, during the official visit to DRC, of nearly 4 hours to the City of the African Union, in Kinshasa, of the Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu, within the framework of the strengthening of bilateral cooperation, on the sidelines of the 42nd Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). ACP/

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