Uganda: Ugandans in DRC Celebrate 61st Independence Day Anniversary

The Ugandan embassy has joined Ugandans in the Democratic Republic of Congo to celebrate the country’s 61st Independence Day.

Speaking during an event held on November, 19 at Fleuve Congo Hotel in Kinshasa, Uganda’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs, John Mulimba said the belated celebrations are yet another avenue for strengthening ties between the two brotherly countries of Uganda and DRC.

“Uganda and the DRC enjoy warm and cordial bilateral relations, guided by the vision of the two presidents based on socio-economic transformation of their societies and Pan-Africanism. A testimony to this, was the holding of the 8th session of the Joint Permanent Commission, hosted by the DRC from 12 to 15 October, 2023, which among other key decisions, removed entry visa requirements for the nationals of the two countries. This particular decision will go a long way in strengthening and deepening the bilateral relations between the two countries for the mutual prosperity of their two peoples,”Mulimba said.

He saluted President Felix Tshisekedi for hosting the 8th Joint Permanent Commission in Kinshasa.

“We felt at home, discussed freely, in a pure spirit of brotherhood that demonstrates the common shared history, culture and destiny that exists between the two peoples of the two countries.”

He underscored the relationship between Uganda and DRC as two neighbouring countries with rich natural resources and a large population and recognise the importance of regional stability and economic cooperation for a mutual benefit.

“To that end, the two countries cooperate to promote peace and security, cross-border trade, infrastructure development and regional integration as a cornerstone for the socio-economic transformation of our two societies and ultimately development of our two countries.”