Kinshasa “invites” the withdrawal of EU’s DRC representative

Friday, 28 December 2018 14:19
Léonard She Okitundu has demanded that the European Council’s Head of Mission withdraws from the DRC within 48 hours. Léonard She Okitundu has demanded that the European Council’s Head of Mission withdraws from the DRC within 48 hours. © Belga
On Thursday, Kinshasa ordered the European Union (EU) to withdraw its representative from the Democratic Republic of the Congo within “48 hours”.
The move is retaliation for the EU’s maintainance of European sanctions, targeting 14 Congolese figures. These include the presidential election candidate.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Léonard She Okitundu, declared, with three days to go before the presidential election on Sunday, “The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo invites, out of necessity, the European Council to withdraw its Head of Mission, with immediate effect and within 48 hours, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.”

Oscar Schnieder
The Brussels Times

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