Minister Gould to travel to Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo

From: Global Affairs Canada

Canada values its long-standing partnerships in Africa and remains committed to working with African partners to build a more prosperous, sustainable and peaceful world.

The Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today announced she will travel to the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo from January 13 to 17, 2020.

The visit will be an opportunity for the Minister to meet with government representatives, partners and stakeholders to discuss common priorities, such as humanitarian assistance, health, gender equality, education, climate change, and peace and security.

Quotes

“Canada has long-standing relationships with the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. I look forward to working with my counterparts to discuss how together we can advance our shared priorities to foster prosperity that leaves no one behind.”

-Karina Gould, Minister of International Development

Quick facts

  • In the 2017 to 2018 fiscal year, Canada invested close to $113 million in international assistance for the Democratic Republic of Congo, mostly for health and humanitarian assistance.

  • Canada has actively responded to humanitarian needs and the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Since 2000, Canada has contributed over $111 million in international assistance to the Republic of Congo to help fight climate change and improve the country’s agriculture, health and education sectors.

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