Expected this Friday, March 3 in Kinshasa, the French president begins his activities this Saturday with his meeting aside with his Congolese counterpart at the Palais de la nation.
According to cross-checked sources, several questions will be on the menu of the interview between Félix Tshisekedi and Emmanuel Macron.
Among which those related to the Rwandan aggression via the M23 with its humanitarian consequences, bilateral cooperation, investments, the new balanced partnership with Africa and others.
At the end of this meeting, the Congolese Minister of Finance and the French Development Agency (AFD) will sign a cooperation agreement.
The same Saturday, Emmanuel Macron will go to the National Institute for Biomedical Research (INRB), the fruit of Franco-Zairian cooperation as part of the extension of the Louis Pasteur Institute.
The French Head of State intends to revitalize this cooperation in the field of biomedical research with the signing of the PRISME convention for international research in public health.
At the same time, the DRC will sign, on the same day, the commitment of the international initiative PREZODE (Preventing the emergence of zoonotic diseases).
This program initiated by President Macron in 2021 to “prevent the appearance of future pandemics through research on human, animal and environmental health”.
The other particularity of the French president’s visit to Kinshasa will be the holding of the Franco-Congolese economic forum at the Pullman in Kinshasa.
Emmanuel Macron and Félix Tshisekedi will attend the closing of these meetings of French and Congolese entrepreneurs which will be marked by the signing of a few trade agreements.
In President Macron’s suite are several top French employers interested in investing in the DRC and two European commissioners who have come to participate in three round tables of this important economic forum.
The two Heads of State will speak again to French and Congolese entrepreneurs at the end of this forum in Kinshasa.
The evening will be much more relaxed for Emmanuel Macron who will meet entrepreneurs from the French and Congolese cultural and creative industries at the French Institute in Kinshasa.
On the spot, Emmanuel Macron will have interviews with other artists before a stroll in a popular district of Kinshasa.