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U.S. Tries Again to Secure China-Free Critical Resources Supply From the DR Congo

A Congolese Miner holds a piece of cobalt ore. Image: Junior Kannah / AFP

For the second time in two years, the United States signed an agreement with the Democratic Republic of the Congo in a bid to secure reliable supplies of critical resources free of any Chinese entanglements.

The U.S. on Monday announced it signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with the DRC’s state-owned mining company Gécamines and Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC) under the auspices of the Minerals Security Partnership (MSP).

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