Congolese Presidents Félix Tshisekedi and Zambian Hakainde Hichilema reaffirmed, during a tête-à-tête Tuesday, November 23 in Kinshasa, the need to settle the border dispute at the level of the province of Tanganyika and the pooling of energies and means for the construction of road infrastructures for the good of their respective peoples.
In front of the press, the Congolese head of state announced that it will be launched shortly on the disputed places on a date to be agreed, the work of the joint commission bringing together experts from the two countries in order to boost the quest for a lasting solution to this border dispute.
In turn, Hakainde Hichilema expressed his determination to put an end to the conflict definitively so that attention would now be focused on trade and investment between his country and the DRC. He then pleaded for the growth of the economies of Zambia and the DRC, in order to generate employment opportunities for the benefit of young people and women. The Zambian president also insisted that it was imperative to come to the DRC, the first destination after taking power, because of the very strong cultural ties between the two countries, among others.
The DRC and Zambia had signed, on September 30, 2021 at the common border of Kasumbalesa, a bilateral trade agreement which made it possible to renew, in particular, the respective commitment to fight fiercely against import fraud and against fraud. for export. The two sides also found the answer to the question about when to open and close the borders