Christophe Lutumdula Apala Pen’Apala, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), underlined his country’s willingness to learn from the economic model of the United Arab Emirates, by exchanging knowledge and technical expertise in all areas, particularly in economics, commerce and administration.
He made this statement during his meeting with Humaid Mohammed bin Salem, Secretary General of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the United Arab Emirates, at the Federation’s headquarters in Dubai, in the presence of Hazza Mohammed Al Qahtani, Ambassador from the United Arab Emirates to Rwanda and non-resident Ambassador to the DRC.
The meeting aimed to explore opportunities for trade and economic cooperation between the UAE and DRC, Lutumdula said, stressing the importance of signing a memorandum of understanding between their chambers of commerce and industry to encourage trade and exchange of economic expertise.
Humaid bin Salem underlined the federation’s concern to strengthen its commercial ties with all chambers and business communities, noting that the Emirati chambers of commerce have participated in events in African countries and that it is planned to organize various African events and to open up new markets for local products.
He also affirmed the need to operate flights between the United Arab Emirates and the DRC to facilitate the movement of goods, business leaders and trade delegations.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.