Special Envoy Perriello Concludes Visit to DR Congo

Source: U.S. Department of State

U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa Thomas Perriello will hold a press conference on Friday, February 26 from 11:00 — 11:30 AM at the U.S. Embassy's JAO Compound, Public Diplomacy Auditorium.

The Special Envoy is concluding his weeklong visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo on a trip which included previous stops in Luanda, Angola; Johannesburg, South Africa; Bujumbura, Burundi; and will end in Arusha, Tanzania. The trip is focused on supporting regional efforts to resolve the crisis in Burundi, protecting democratic space, and supporting upcoming Constitutional elections in the D.R.C.

In the DRC Special Envoy Perriello met with government officials and civil society, visited a USAID-funded health project, and attended the Private Sector Investment Conference in Kinshasa.

Previous to his arrival in Kinshasa, the Special Envoy attended the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Summit in Luanda, Angola. The trip will culminate in Arusha, Tanzania, where he will meet with EAC members during their Heads of State summit.