By RFIPosted on 09-16-2019editing 16-09-2019 at 00:44
This Monday, September 16 in the evening, Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi will be greeted with all the honors at the foot of his plane on the tarmac of Melsbroek airport at the gates of Brussels. The first step of a very dense official visit.
This visit to the extremely busy program must first seal the reconciliation between the DRC and Belgium. This is Félix Tshisekedi's first official visit to Europe. A signal that welcomes Belgium because, for her, it means first that relations between the two countries are finally normalized and then that relations with the kingdom are considered capital by the Congolese head of state.
Belgium, however, had for several months made sure to maintain a " benevolent neutrality " towards the proclamation of the victory of Felix Tshisekedi, following the irregularities of the poll. But this first peaceful transition since independence deserves according to the Belgian government that is turned the page of elections, to give a chance to the alternation.
Relaunch support for Congolese finances
In addition to an interview with the King of Belgium on Tuesday and official meetings with the Prime Minister and several other members of the government, this official visit of Felix Tshisekedi must be an opportunity to revive all-round cooperation between the two countries.
Four " Memoranda of Understanding and Letters of Intent " will be signed to boost support to Congolese institutions and finances, to put military cooperation, development cooperation projects and diplomatic relations back on track. .
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