The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Christophe Lutundula Apala, was to visit Belgium from 13 to 15 September 2021. His visit is postponed to a later date, due to a case of force majeure of a diplomatic emergency within the framework of his office as President of the Executive Council of the African Union.
Here is the update from the head of Congolese diplomacy on this subject
The official visit I was to make to Belgium from 13 to 15 September is postponed to a later date due to a case of force majeure which is a diplomatic emergency in the context of my duties as President of the Executive Council of the African Union.
The President of the Republic, Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo attaches great interest to the friendly relations between the DRC and the Kingdom of Belgium as well as to the cooperation of our country with the European Union, EU. He is keen on my official visit to Belgium and has instructed me to give special importance to this visit which I must make.
There is therefore no need to insinuate anything or seek to surf on this postponement, which is by no means a cancellation, in order to derive any political or diplomatic benefit.
The Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Foreign Affairs, Christophe Lutundula Apala Pa’Apala
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En raison d’une urgence à l’Union Africaine : Christophe Lutundula fait une mise au point sur le report de sa visite en Belgique