DRC, Turkey sign multiple bilateral deals as Erdogan visits Kinshasa

They had shown interest in investing in various sectors including agriculture, infrastructure, energy, and trade. [Image: courtesy]
KINSHASA, DR.Congo—The Democratic Republic of the Congo signed late Sunday several cooperation agreements with Turkey following a meeting between the two heads of state here.

President Tshisekedi met with his counterpart, who was backed by a delegation of Turkish government members and businessmen, in the capital Kinshasa for a two-day visit.

He said the DRC and Turkey reached “win-win” cooperation agreements on security, infrastructure, health, and transport, hailing a “historic day” for relations between the nations after speaking with Erdogan.

“This day is historic in importance” for bilateral ties, DRC President Felix Tshisekedi said, noting that the signed agreements “symbolize the will to strengthen our relations and develop good things between our two countries.”

Erdogan’s visit to the DRC follows President Tshisekedi’s to Turkey in September 2021, where the two Heads of State held bilateral talks in Ankara.

In October the same year, a large delegation of Turkish entrepreneurs came to Kinshasa and met with Prime Minister Sama Lukonde.

They had shown interest in investing in various sectors including agriculture, infrastructure, energy, and trade.

Later that year, Presidents Tshisekedi and Erdogan met again on the sidelines of the Turkey-Africa summit in December.

 

 

 

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