The Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda inked three bilateral cooperation agreements on Saturday following a meeting between the two presidents of state.
On Saturday, during Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s visit to Goma, when he met with his Congolese counterpart Felix Tshisekedi, the agreements were signed.
Investment development and protection, taxation and tax avoidance, and a memorandum on gold mining cooperation between the two countries are all included in the agreement.
“It’s time to see the other side of sharing peace, love, and economic ties between our two countries,” Felix Tshisekedi says.
There were a number of agreements signed. This, I believe, is just the start. Rwandan President Paul Kagame noted;
“There are several sectors in which we will work to build a firm relationship as well as a foundation for partnership between our two countries.”
It was an occasion for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to declare its intention to join the East African Community (EAC), a decision that has created controversy in Goma.
The two presidents have met several times in recent months, most notably at international gatherings. The two leaders met in person on May 17 in Paris, on the outskirts of an international symposium on African economic finance, prior to their meeting in Rubavu.