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The two heads of State of the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo held talks on Saturday 27 February, on the occasion of a working visit of several hours of President Joseph Kabila in Brazzaville.

The official statement to this effect emphasizes that Denis Sassou Nguesso and his counterpart discussed issues related to bilateral cooperation between Brazzaville and Kinshasa as well as on the overall situation in the sub-region of Central Africa.

Calling for strengthening bilateral cooperation in all fields, said the two presidents noted with satisfaction “the spirit of solidarity and mutual trust that characterizes the secular and fraternal relations’ that unite the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo . They also stressed the need for both countries to pool their efforts to fight against “new forms of threat to peace and security, including terrorism and cross-border insecurity.”

Regarding the sub-region of Central Africa, Denis Sassou N’Gueso and Joseph Kabila Kabange showed their convergence on the course of events in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Republic Central and South Sudan. In particular, they called on Burundians to dialogue, praised the efforts of the United Nations Security Council and Secretary General Ban Ki Moon who had a mission of good offices in this country while expressing solidarity with the mission of high level of the African Union of five heads of State and Government.

The two leaders welcomed the outcome of the electoral process in the Central African Republic and the election of the new president Faustin Archange Touadera. Joseph Kabila has it appreciated the role played by Denis Sassou Nguesso in mediation which has contributed to the crisis in Central Africa and also how his counterpart leads the advent of the new republic in his country.
Note that trade between Kinshasa are common as evidenced by the working visit of President Joseph Kabila, the February 27, the President Denis Sassou Nguesso dating back to September 19, 2014.