Democratic Republic of the Congo–Russia relations

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Democratic Republic of the Congo–Russia relations
Map indicating locations of Democratic Republic of the Congo and Russia

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Russia

Democratic Republic of the Congo–Russia relations (Russian: Российско-конголезские отношения) refers to bilateral foreign relations between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Russia. The Democratic Republic of the Congo has an embassy in Moscow and an honorary consulate in Yekaterinburg. Russia has an embassy in Kinshasa. The relations between the two countries were established on July 7, 1960 and restored since November 30, 1967.

The DRC and Russia have positive relations. Sergei Lavrov met with the Foreign Minister of the DRC in April 2009, stating that Russia will increase cooperation with DR Congo.[1] In 2010, thirty officers of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) were awarded scholarships to study in Russian military academies. This is part of a bigger effort to improve the FARDC by Russia.[2] In December 2014, a Russian language school opened in Kinshasa for the Congolese Diplomatic Academy.[3] Throughout 2013 and 2014, small groups of Congolese National Police attended two-month training stints in Russia.[4]

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  1. ^ Russia to strengthen ties with DR Congo Published April 9, 2009. Retrieved March 28, 2015. Congo Planet.
  2. ^ "Russia gets involved in the reform of the Congolese Armed Forces". Congo Planet. January 26, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  3. ^ Класс русского языка в Киншасе возобновил свою работу [Russian language class in Kinshasa opened]. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (Russian Embassy in the DRC). December 2014.
  4. ^ Strategic Analysis: Russian Business Activity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Abstract). RWR Advisory Group. Published 17 May 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.

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