Minister Julien Paluku in front of the British ambassador Emily Maltman
Kinshasa, January 21st, 2023 (CPA) –The Minister of Industry, Julien Paluku and the ambassador of Great Britain, Emily Maltman have exchanged on the possibilities of increasing investments in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in various sectors, revealed Friday a communiqué of the Ministry of Industry. « I met the Minister of Industry to know how to have commercial relations, how the United Kingdom can increase investments in the DRC in several sectors such as energy, especially renewable energy, the mining sector, the agricultural sector, infrastructure, » said the British ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo. She made this statement in connection with the « Financial Times Africa » summit, held from 18 to 19 October 2022 in London, which aimed to attract British investors to Africa. « It was a question of an evaluation of the « Financial Times Africa » summit held from 18 to 19 October 2022 in London, which focused on the opportunities to invest in Africa and the obstacles that hinder the flow of investments in the energy, technology and agri-food sectors, » said Emily Maltman at the end of their exchanges with the Minister of Industry During this meeting, the British diplomat, very attracted by the opportunities offered by the special economic zones in the DRC, pointed out to the Minister of Industry, Julien Paluku Kahongya, that his country is willing to sign a partnership with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which will be able to export its products to the United Kingdom without customs fees, following the example of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). « We discussed how we can encourage British companies to invest in the DRC but also to work with Congolese companies to export to the UK. This is a great opportunity to have investment in the special economic zones and how we can encourage many British companies to take advantage of it, » she concluded.