President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Joseph Kabila received a 21 gun salute when he arrived for a three-day official visit to Tanzania on Monday evening. He also inspected a guard of honour on his arrival.
Kabila was received by his Tanzanian counterpart, John Pombe Magufuli and his vice Samia Hassan at the Julius Nyerere International airport, the Citizen newspaper reported.
This morning, Kabila is expected to hold official talks with his host on bilateral and trade issues at the State House after which they are expected to hold a joint press conference.
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The Citizen further reports that they will witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Tanzania Ports Authority and the Federation Des Enterprises du Congo (FEC) for the establishment of business cooperation.
The DRC shares a border with Tanzania to its west. Kabila is in Tanzania at a time when political tensions back home are high with a call for him to step down and organize elections when his tenure ends later in December this year.
Opposition protests have led to deaths and the arrest of many people as security officials clamped down on the anti-government protesters.
Kabila has in the recent past visited neighbouring countries. He visited Congo Republic, Uganda and Rwanda, where he met their respective leaders to discuss bilateral relations between them.
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