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Wang Yi’s Busy Day in Kinshasa

On the second stop of his weeklong Africa tour, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi spent a very busy day on Wednesday in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he met with President Félix Tshisekedi and Foreign Minister Marie Tumba Nzeza.

The breadth of Wang’s talks with Congolese stakeholders highlights the growing importance of the Central African country in Beijing’s broader African engagement strategy. The two sides agreed on a modest debt relief package, enlisting Beijing’s support for the withdrawal of UN forces in the country and signed an MoU for the DRC to become the 45th African country to join the Belt and Road Initiative.

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