Democratic Republic of Congo

Country Profile

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is geographically the largest State in Southern and Central Africa. It is situated at the heart of Africa, and lies on the Equator, covering an area of 2,345,095 km². The DRC has 37 kilometres of coastline and a geography characterised by a vast central basin low-lying plateau rising to volcanoes and mountains in the east. More than half the country is covered by dense tropical rainforest. The country is traversed by numerous rivers with the Congo River being the largest.

Head of State: H.E. President Felix Tshisekedi
Capital City: Kinshasa
Independence Day: 30 June, 1960
Area/Size of country (km²): 2,345,095
Time Zone: Kinshasa GMT +1, Lubumbashi GMT+2

Languages: French, Lingala, Kikongo, Swahili,Tshiluba
Currency:  Congolese Franc
GDP: USD 3.0 Billion
Government website link:
Natural resources: gold, copper, uranium, tungsten, nickel, tin, peat, platinum, limestone

Ministry Responsible for COMESA Affairs

Son Excellence Monsieur Pépin Guillaume MANJOLO
Ministre d’Etat, Ministère de la Coopération Internationale, Intégration Régionale et Francophonie
KINSHASA/GOMBE 238, Avenue de la Justice
KINSHASA/GOMBE
République Démocratique du Congo

National COMESA Focal Point

Monsieur Zacharie Tshimbinda
Secrétaire général à l’intégration Régionale
Ministère de la Coopération Internationale, Intégration Régionale et Francophonie
238, Avenue de la Justice
KINSHASA/GOMBE
République démocratique du Congo
Tél : +243 997 319 114
Courriel : zachtshim@gmail.com

Permanent Representative in Lusaka

Son Excellence Madame Chantal Konji Maloba.
Ambassadeur de la République Démocratique du Congo
et Représentante permanente auprès du COMESA
Ambassade de la République Démocratique du Congo
B.P. 31287,
LUSAKA
Zambie
Tél : +260 975 852896
Courriel : ambardclusaka@gmail.com