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Par : Bernard P
Publié : 20 avril 2014

16.04.2014 - Untercountry - Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo Authorities Postpone Visits to United States

On April 15, 2014, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) informed the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa that due to unforeseen circumstances, the DRC delegations are unable to participate in two trips to the United States previously scheduled for this month. The MFA explained that this is necessary in order to give the DRC government time to address : (1) the April 14 arrest of a Belgian woman, charged with child smuggling after attempting to bypass the DRC’s exit controls and leave the country with her adopted child ; (2) the death of a Congolese dignitary ; and (3) the controversial deportation of over 1,000 Congolese from the Republic of Congo over the past week. The Department of State regrets that the delegations are not able to come to the United States as planned and looks forward to receiving proposed new dates for the delegations’ travel.