DR Congo's Tshisekedi Pitches For 'massive' Qatar Investment
Umer Jamshaid 12 days ago Tue 30th March 2021 | 05:30 PM
Kinshasa, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 30th Mar, 2021 ) :DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi and Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani have signed a deal on an expected "massive" influx of Qatari investment, Tshisekedi's office said Tuesday.
"Numerous agreements and protocols of understanding were signed... notably in the fields of economic, commercial and technical cooperation and aeronautic and maritime cooperation," it said.
"These agreements deal in particular with protection for the massive investments expected between Qatar and the DRC (and) the modernisation and development of airport and port infrastructure." The size of the expected investments was not given.
Tshisekedi took the helm in January 2019 after his predecessor, Joseph Kabila, stepped down after 18 years, paving the way for elections that led to the first peaceful transition in the DRC's history.
Around 200 people have been killed in eastern DRC since the start of the year by a notorious armed group, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), which the United States says is affiliated to the so-called Islamic State group.