Before flying to Congo-Brazzaville and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, French President Emmanuel Macron stopped in Luanda (Angola), where he met with his counterpart, President Joao Lourenço.
The Head of State praised Angola's mediation role in the situation that is straining relations between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda: "We just spent a long time with the president (Joao Lourenço, editor's note) discussing the situation today in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and I really want to salute your role in the supervision and monitoring mechanism of the ceasefire, of the ongoing negotiations, and we are having an in-depth discussion, which fuels legitimate hopes of concrete results in the next few days to obtain a de-escalation and a path towards peace. "said.
Accompanied by French businessmen, the French president attended the closing of an economic forum focused on agriculture in Luanda. Angola and France have launched an association for agricultural and agri-food production, a way for the African country, which imports a large part of what it consumes, to reinforce its sovereignty.