Rwanda and DRC have established an economic partnership,Democratic Republic of Congo,three bilateral cooperation agreements

Rwanda and DRC have established an economic partnership

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 07:57 am

Following a meeting between the two presidents of state on Saturday, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda signed three bilateral cooperation agreements.

The agreements were inked during Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s visit to Goma on Saturday, where he met with his Congolese counterpart Felix Tshisekedi. The agreement covers investment promotion and protection, taxation and tax avoidance, and a memorandum on gold mining cooperation between the two countries.

According to Felix Tshisekedi, “It is time to experience the other side of sharing peace, love and economic fraternal exchanges between our two countries” We signed a number of agreements.

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I believe this is just the beginning. There are many areas that we are going to come to, in which we can cooperate to build a solid relationship, but also bases for cooperation between our two countries.” added Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda.

It was an opportunity for the DRC to reaffirm its desire to join the East African Community (EAC), a choice that has sparked debate in Goma.

In recent months, the two presidents have met numerous times, particularly at international conferences. Prior to their meeting in Rubavu, the two leaders met in person on May 17 in Paris, on the fringes of an international symposium on African economic finance.