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 Didier MAZENGA MUKANZU

Ministre de l’Intégration régionale

KINSHASA/GOMBE 238, Avenue de la Justice

KINSHASA/GOMBE

République Démocratique du Congo

Tél : +243 9984 18038

+243 8166 49634

Courriel : mmdidier2@gmail.com
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

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