Tshisekedi invited from Sassou to the 80th anniversary of the “Brazzaville Manifesto”

The President of the DR Congo, Félix Tshisekedi, is staying in the capital of the Republic of Congo where he arrived Monday October 27, 2020 at the invitation of his counterpart Denis Sassou Nguesso to participate in the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the “Brazzaville Manifesto ”.

He is one of the Heads of State participating in this event, namely Presidents Faustin Archange Touadera of the Central African Republic and Idriss Deby of Chad. At their side, there will be the Premier of Cameroon Joseph Dion Ngute and his counterpart from Gabon Christine Ossuka Raponda. Also present, France represented by its Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean Yves Le Driant, and La Francophonie through its Secretary General, Louise Mushikiwabo.

The conference, which has as its theme “De Gaulle and Brazzaville, a history shared between France, Africa and the Congo”, is part of the celebration of the 80th anniversary of Brazzaville’s rallying to Free France. Indeed, on October 27, 1940, in reaction to the meeting at Montoire, General Charles de Gaulle launched a Manifesto of Brazzaville, capital of French Equatorial Africa (AEF). With this sober and vigorous speech, he asserted his authority and announced the constitution of an Empire Defense Council …

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