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DRC Industry Minister Meets With Two Key Chinese Players in the EV Battery Business

Julien Paluku is the Industry Minister for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

A meeting last week between a pair of senior Chinese executives and the DR Congo’s Industry Minister, Julien Paluku, hints that the government is moving to expand domestic processing of raw materials used to manufacture electric vehicle batteries.

Paluku met on Friday with Sun Ruiwen, CEO of China Molybdenum, one of the world’s largest cobalt mining companies, and Li Changdon from the CATL, the world’s largest EV battery maker.

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