The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has written to President Paul Kagame, current chairperson of the East African Community asking to join.
A letter dated June 8, 2019 and signed by the head of State, Felix Tshisekedi expresses an interest DRC has in joining the community now made of 6 country members – South Sudan being the latest.
“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,” reads the letter addressed to President Paul Kagame in part.
“Would you kindly present to your counterparts – heads of state – our passionate wish to join the organization so that we can contribute to the development of this sub-region,” the letter reads.
News of the DRC’s request to join EAC was confirmed by Olivier Nduhungirehe, State Minister in charge of East African community at Rwanda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Source KTC Press