Tshisekedi is scheduled to visit Kenya to sign the EAC treaty.
Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is set to visit Kenya on Thursday to sign the East African Community (EAC) treaty.
Kenya now chairs the EAC, and Tshisekedi is likely to sign the treaty in Nairobi ahead of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Tshisekedi’s communication office said that he “would engage in intensive efforts with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.”
DR Congo became the Community’s seventh member on March 29 when the EAC’s Heads of State welcomed Kinshasa after a proposal by the Council of Ministers.
Kenyatta, the Summit’s chairman, told the gathering that the Democratic Republic of the Congo meets all of the conditions for entry set down in the Treaty Establishing the EAC.
President Kenyatta said at the time that he hoped the DRC will sign the Treaty of Accession before April 14, 2022.
This is Tshisekedi’s third official visit to Kenya as President.
The Congolese president will be joined by the country’s foreign and agriculture ministries, as well as the ministers of fisheries and livestock.
Additionally, the DRC and Kenya are set to sign an agreement on agricultural cooperation.
Tshisekedi is scheduled to attend a Summit on April 9 with leaders from Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda.