Statement from Secretary of State to the people of the DRC to mark the 59th anniversary of Congolese independence

June 30, 2019 On behalf of the United States, I send warm wishes to the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo as you celebrate the 59th anniversary of your independence. The recent transfer of power was historic, and today we salute your commitment to building a better, more stable and more prosperous future ...
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U.S. Discusses Human Rights and Accountability in DRC

Date: June 21, 2019 Subject: U.S. Discusses Human Rights and Accountability in DRC Scott Busby, the State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, visited Kinshasa and Goma June 17-21 to promote democracy and human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). During President Tshisekedi’s visit to Washington ...
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Joint declaration of the Chiefs of Mission of the U.S., U.K., Switzerland, and Canada

Date: 14 June 2019 Subject: Joint declaration of the Chiefs of Mission of the United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Canada We are deeply concerned by the increase in political tension in the Democratic Republic of Congo created by the decisions of the Constitutional Court to invalidate the elections of over 30 parliamentarians, most of ...
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U.S. Committed to Contributing to the Fight Against Corruption in Congo

Date: May 21, 2019 Subject: U.S. Committed to Contributing to the Fight Against Corruption in Congo U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Heather Merritt visited the DRC this week to support President Tshisekedi’s efforts to combat corruption and to discuss opportunities to deepen the ...
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State Department Director Higgins’ Visit to Kinshasa, May 7-9, 2019

Office Director for Central African Affairs U.S. Department of State, Melanie Higgins, spoke to RTNC2 journalist, Anicet Yomboranyama, about U.S.-DRC relations, the Ebola response, Civil Society, and the Privileged Partnership for Peace and Prosperity.
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with DRC President Felix Tshisekedi

For Immediate Release READOUT April 3, 2019 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with DRC President Felix Tshisekedi The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi in Washington, D.C. They discussed the future of U.S.-DRC relations following the country’s historic transfer ...
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President Tshisekedi’s April 2019 Visit to the United States

Date: March 27, 2019 Subject: President Tshisekedi’s April 2019 Visit to the United States The United States welcomes President Felix Tshisekedi’s visit to Washington next week. This will be President Tshisekedi’s first trip outside of Africa since his inauguration. His decision to make Washington his first stop is a reflection of our shared commitment to ...
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Ambassador M. Hammer presents his credentials and assumes full duties as U.S. Ambassador to the DRC

Date: December 22, 2018 Subject: Accreditation of Ambassador Mike Hammer Ambassador Mike Hammer presented his credential to President Joseph Kabila and assumed full duties as U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo on December 22, 2018. In the official Livre d’or, Ambassador Hammer wrote: It is a deep honor and privilege to represent the United States as Ambassador to the ...
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