The British Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a four-day stay. For her second visit to the country in this capacity, but also the first after the elections of 2018, she plans to have a tête-à-tête with Felix Tshisekedi.
“Following the elections in 2018, I also hope to discuss with President Tshisekedi how he plans to implement his commitment to comprehensive / comprehensive reform to ensure real long-term improvements. in favor of the lives of millions of Congolese, ” she said.
During her visit, she will also meet with members of the government, civil society and the opposition, “to discuss ways to address the root causes of poverty and instability in the DRC” , says a statement from the British Embassy.
As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Minister Baldwin will focus on the UK’s contribution to stability and conflict prevention initiatives in the DRC, particularly on labor and the maintenance force. of peace of MONUSCO (United Nations Stabilization Mission). She will also review the contributions made by the United Kingdom in support of humanitarian relief assistance.