Saudi Arabia and DRC sign cooperation agreement


February 01, 2021


  • The agreement aims to encourage cooperation in various fields

The agreement was signed by the Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for African States Affairs, Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Kattan, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mary Tumba, in the capital Kinshasa. PHOTO: SPA


By Arab News


LONDON – Saudi Arabia signed a general cooperation agreement with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The terms of the agreement include encouraging cooperation between the two countries in commerce, investment, education, art, culture, media, tourism, sport and the economy.

The agreement was signed by the Kingdom’s minister of state for African affairs, Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Kattan, and the DRC’s minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, Marie Tumba Nzeza, in Kinshasa.

It was signed “based on the keenness of King Salman’s government to develop its foreign relations with governments of other countries and people of the world” and out of the Kingdom’s “desire to strengthen the existing bonds of friendship with those countries and to consolidate historical ties and common interests,” according to a statement.

“It also opens the horizons for concluding specialized bilateral agreements in areas of interest to both countries,” the statement added.

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