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Egypt and DR Congo

Saturday، 25 December 2010 12:00 AM

Egyptian-Congolese relations witnessed great development in the last two decades at all levels, politically or economically as well as culturally.

Political Relations

There is convergence of views between Cairo and Kinshasa on many regional and international issues, including the water issue and the need for the continuation of negotiations between all the basin countries to optimize consensus to move forward with projects and programs to achieve the interests of all countries of the basin.

2009: Egypt took part in the UN Peace-Keeping Forces in Congo “ONUC”.

 

Mutual Visits

On 23/11/2014: The special envoy of Congolese President Joseph Kabila met Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. He  conveyed a verbal message ifrom the Congolese president to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. He said that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) expressed appreciation for the role played by Egypt to achieve regional security and stability.

On 24/2/2014: Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy met Speaker of the Democratic Republic of Congo Parliament O. Minako on the fringe of his current visit to Kinshasa leading an Egyptian delegation to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) summit.

December 2010: Congolese Minister of International and Regional Cooperation Raymond Milonga met Egyptian Foreign Minister for talks on ways of increasing the volume of trade exchange between the two countries.

May 2010: Congolese President Joseph Kabila visited Egypt for talks on a number of regional and international issues.

 

Economic Relations

On 28/1/2020Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker said that Egypt supports DR Congo in all sectors including the power domain.

At a meeting with high ranking Congolese officials, he added that Egypt is offering all its energy potentials to serve the power sector in DR Congo.


December 2010: Egypt and Congo signed three MoUs in the fields of Water management, tourism and social affairs.

December 2010: The minister of water resource and the Congolese minister of international cooperation held talks on the need to provide technical support to investigate the hydrological aspects of the River Congo.

December 2010: The minister of electricity and the Congolese minister of international cooperation met over steps to link the electricity grids between Inga Dams and the High Dam.

Cultural Relations

The Egyptian embassy in Kinshasa organized Arab language courses for Congolese diplomats as part of efforts to strengthen the technical and cultural cooperation with the Congolese side in various fields.

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