The Head of State, who congratulated John Pombe Magufuli, insisted on peace in the sub-region, guaranteed to increase growth by facilitating exchanges between populations. "The construction of infrastructure breaks down border and customs barriers," said President Felix Tshisekedi, before accepting his "friend's" invitation to attend the SADC summit next August.
For his part, his Tanzanian colleague has promised his support for the DRC's candidacy to the community of East African states, while reiterating his congratulations to President Félix Tshisekedi, whom he considers a chance for the DRC.
"We have a common people in Lake Tanganyika who have the same culture and who consider themselves as belonging to the same country," President John Pombe Magufuli said, before returning to Congolese music, beloved by Tanzanians more than their own music.
He deplored the inactivity of the Congolese-Tanzanian joint commission, created since 2002, before expressing the wish to make more efforts in the coming days to facilitate trade between the two countries. Already a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the DRC shares a long border with four of the member countries of the East African Community, which includes Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania.
President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi was, at the airport, with his Tanzanian friend John Pombe Magutuli. Several Congolese and Tanzanian personalities had come to say goodbye to him. The Julius Nyerere International Airport had the same scenery as when he arrived.