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Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has confirmed his attendance at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town from 3-6 February 2020
The President will be accompanied by a large delegation from the DRC including two newly appointed cabinet ministers, Eustache Muhanzi Mubembe, minister for energy and hydrocarbons and Willy Kitobo Samsoni, minister of mines.
The country’s large presence at Mining Indaba is aimed at positioning the DRC as a premier mining investment destination. President Felix Tshisekedi will address Mining Indaba’s senior audience on the main stage on Monday 3rd February, the opening day of the event. The main stage will see a DRC Focus session which will examine the rise of cobalt and how the government’s policy and new mining code positions the DRC in a positive investment light.
On 5 February, Willy Kitobo Samsoni will deliver a speech at the Intergovernmental Summit where he will highlight the Newly Developed Mining Code which was approved and signed in 2019.
“Mining Indaba’s Intergovernmental Summit is an open platform for African Ministers and senior government decision-makers from across the globe to debate issues affecting the mining sector and improve bilateral trade and economic relationships and it is very exciting for us that the platform is attracting such senior interest,” commented Simon Ford, portfolio director of Mining Indaba.
As one of the main government sponsors of the event, the DRC will also host its annual Breakfast session on Wednesday 6th February where an in-depth conversation about the latest mining developments in the country and gather the major public and private sector stakeholders for an open conversation on the future of mining in the DRC.