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President of DR. Congo arrives in Juba for a bilateral talks with South Sudan

President of DR. Congo arrives in Juba for a bilateral talks with South Sudan
President of D.R Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, (Left) shake with President Salva Kiir Mayardit (Right) after talks between the two leaders in Juba on Sunday May 8th. Photo: State House/J1

The President of neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, is in Juba for a bilateral with South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit.

Tshisekedi and his accompanying delegation arrived in the country on Sunday afternoon for a day state visit to the republic of South Sudan.

The leader of a newly admitted member of the East African Community (EAC) discussed ways of strengthening the security between South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo by putting solid forces at the borders.

President Felix Tshisekedi said South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo will construct a road connecting the two countries to enhance food security and improves high prices affecting the livelihood of the local population of the two sisterly states.

He pledge to engage the international community to have sanctions lifted on South Sudan that he said has affected the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement and delay the process.

President Salva Kiir Mayardit congratulated President Tshisekedi and the Congolese people for their Country’s recent admission to the East African Community.

He said Congo’s joining the East African Community provides an avenue for enhancing cooperation in trade, agriculture, infrastructure development, and movement of people across the borders of the two countries.

Kiir and Tshisekedi also talked about the war in Ukraine, saying it has affected the flow of essential commodities and has caused high prices and called for a negotiated settlement to the conflict.

In March, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was admitted into the East African Community (EAC). The two East African countries are expected Pope Francis plans visit in July this year.

Felix Tshisekedi became the first Congolese President to visited South Sudan since its independence in 2011.