Kenya starts process of establishing consulate in Goma, DRC

Kenya delegation led by Amb George Masafu and Edwin Afande during a courtesy call to North Kivu Deputy Governor Romy Ekuka Lipopo in Goma/ TWITTER

Kenya has started the process of establishing two consulates in the DRC.

This emerged on Monday when a Kenya delegation led by Ambassador George Masafu and Edwin Afande of Foreign Affairs paid a courtesy call to North Kivu Deputy Governor Romy Ekuka Lipopo in Goma.

“The team is in Goma to do a plan for opening a consulate in Goma,” Kenya’s embassy in DRC said on Monday.

In April this year, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced plans to expand Kenya’s diplomatic footprints in DRC by setting up outposts in Goma and Lubumbashi.

This, the President said, will accelerate cooperation in the identified sectors of bilateral cooperation.

“To further deepen the good relationship between our two countries, Kenya is committed to establishing a consulate in Goma as well as an honorary consulate in Lubumbashi,” Uhuru said during his three-day state visit to the DR Congo.

Kenya to open two consulates in DRC, says Uhuru

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