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Democratic Republic of Congo: Diplomatic Relations

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 158861, tabled on 6 March 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help ensure engagement with the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the level of Head of (a) Government and (b) State.

Answered on

13 March 2023

The UK has a long-standing commitment to supporting prosperity, development and stability in DRC. We strongly value our bilateral ties with DRC and have worked in recent months to strengthen this relationship, one that is beneficial to both countries. There have been several high-level visits in both directions, including the DRC President Tshisekedi's visit to London in October, which included audiences with His Majesty the King and the Foreign Secretary. I [Minister Mitchell] will be visiting DRC later this month where I will be meeting with the Congolese government, senior officials and Civil Society. We are in regular contact with the Government, at all levels, through our embassy in Kinshasa.