Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met on Tuesday with his counterpart of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Christophe Lutindola, on the sidelines of the preparatory ministerial meeting for the climate conference COP27, held in the capital Kinshasa.
Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, the official spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that the two ministers stressed the importance of strengthening bilateral relations at various levels to achieve the interests of the two brotherly peoples.
In this context, they discussed the newly launched first direct airline between Cairo and Kinshasa last March to enhance trade communication and attract investments between the two countries.
Abu Zeid added that Minister Sameh Shoukry stressed Egypt’s keenness to strengthen security and stability in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Shoukry referred to Egypt’s contribution of troops to the UN peacekeeping mission in the Congo “MONUSCO” since the beginning of the mission more than twenty years ago, stressing that Egypt will spare no effort in providing all possible support to bring stability to various parts of the Congo.
Minister Shoukry discussed with his Congolese counterpart the developments of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations, stressing the Egyptian position on the need to reach a binding legal agreement based on the international law in this regard.