Joint Statement by the Embassies of Canada, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States to the D.R.Congo

December 8, 2020

We take note of  President Félix Tshisekedi’s  national address on Sunday 6 December regarding the current political situation in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

As steadfast partners of the people of the DRC, we will continue to support a process of reform to deliver the change the Congolese people seek, notably to strengthen democracy and institutions, combat corruption and impunity, promote peace and security, and build inclusive prosperity. It is vital that the DRC government brings concrete improvements to the lives of the Congolese people. 

We call for all sides to maintain good faith and engage peacefully in the political process, eschewing any efforts to generate violence or insecurity throughout the country, in order to work for the wellbeing of all Congolese citizens.