The Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi says he would support the efforts of the Democratic Republic of Congo in attaining peace and stability throughout the national territory but more especially in the East of the country.
“President Al-Sissi has promised he would be personally implicated to ensure that the Democratic Republic of Congo regains peace and stability,” Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi disclosed during his meeting in Cairo with the Egyptian leader on Monday.
“I am happy for this because that is one of my priorities, that of bringing back peace and security throughout the country and above all in the turbulent zones in the East and Northeast of our country.”
“President Al-Sisi has encouraged the efforts which we are putting in right now at the national level to stabilize the country politically as well as in the security domain and has promised to always be by our side to help us move forward,” the president added.
Tshisekedi further stated that the Egyptian leader believes that “development cannot be achieved without stability and without the fight against anti-values such as corruption and impunity.”
“He has encouraged us to continue in this sense and shared with me the experience of Egypt which has since 2011 been in a situation of instability but which today is doing well economically. It is a model I promise to follow,” the Congolese leader revealed.
The visit was the first official visit of Tshisekedi to Egypt during which several bilateral and continental issues were discussed.
The visit comes as the Democratic Republic of Congo prepares to take the reins of the African Union on Feb. 6.
The Congolese leader has been meeting several of his African colleagues within the past several weeks to drum up support during his leadership of the continental organisation.
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