The Democratic Republic of Congo through President Felix Tshisekedi showed interest in joining the East African Community.
Felix Tshisekedi is the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 25 January 2019 and the leader of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), the oldest and largest party of the Democratic Republic of Congo
In a letter dated June 8, 2019 and addressed to President Paul Kagame, the current chairman of the East African Community, DRC’s President said that the decision was triggered by the ever increasing business coonects between the Democratic Republic of Congo and the East African Community member countries.
“Following the conversation we had in Kigali and later on in Kinshasa and the interest that showed my country to adhere to the community of the East African Community, I am honored to make an official adhesion request,” the letter reads in part.
Below is the copy of the letter: