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About DR Congo

DR Congo, officially known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo also known as DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa and formerly known as Zaire, Belgium Congo is a former Belgium Colony in the Central African Region. The country is the second-largest in Africa.

DR Congo is one of the most abused countries by the European Invaders on the pretext of Exploration of Congo Basin. The country has been one of the poorest countries with the richest natural resources and untapped minerals. Mining and Agriculture have been the major industries of Congo

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionAfrica
Capital CityKinshasa
Government TypeUnitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
Official LanguagesFrench
CurrencyCongolese franc, CDF
Phone Code +243
Important CitiesKinshasa, Lubumbashi, Mbuji-Mayi (Bakwanga), Bukavu, Kananga, Kisangani, Tshikapa, Kolwezi, Likasi, Goma, Kikwit, Uvira, Bunia, Mbandaka (Coquilhatville), Matadi, Butembo, Kabinda, Mwene-Ditu, Boma
National DayIndependence Day (Jun-30)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking183
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Fishing,Forestry,Mining,Copper and Cobalt.
Major ExportsCopper and articles thereof, Other base metals, cermets, articles thereof, Ores, slag and ash, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, Inorganic chemicals, organic or inorganic compounds , Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Cocoa and cocoa preparations, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Commodities not elsewhere specified, Residues and waste from the food industries, prepared animal fodder, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical products, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Plastics and articles thereof, Electrical machinery and equipment , Articles of iron or steel, Organic chemicals, Beverages, spirits and vinegar, Paper and paperboard, articles of paper pulp, of paper , Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision,
Major ImportsMachinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Pharmaceutical products, Articles of iron or steel, Plastics and articles thereof, Mineral fuels, mineral oils, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, Inorganic chemicals, organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, Iron and steel, Meat and edible meat offal
Major Imports from IndiaCocoa and cocoa preparations, Aluminium and articles thereof, Electrical machinery and equipment, Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts , Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, Other base metals, cermets, articles thereof, Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Iron and steel, Organic chemicals, Articles of apparel and clothing accessories,
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with India• Foreign Office Consultations signed in March, 2010. • Joint Commission for Political, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Socio-cultural signed in March, 2008. • Cultural Cooperation Agreement signed in October, 2009. • Agreement on Mutual Promotion and Protection of Investments signed on April 13, 2010. GOI has carried out a review and revision exercise of the standard text. This has since been shared with the DRC side for re-negotiating with the DRC government - based on the revised Indian draft.
Bordering NationsAngola, Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia
Member of(Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), ( African Union)
Indian Embassy Details
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. MOSSI NYAMALE ROSETTE
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy Of The Democratic Republic Of The Congo
E6/5,Vasant Vihar, New Delhi - 110057
Email: congoembassy@yahoo.co.in
Phone: 91 11-2618-3354 / 4166-0976,

 

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