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New Ambassadors to DRC Present their credentials to Félix Tshisekedi

Within the framework of bilateral cooperation relations between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and China, Iran and Algeria, the Head of State received letters of credence from the respective ambassadors of these countries. It was this Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the Palace of the Nation. Messrs. Zhu Jing, Mohammad Javad Shariati and Djouama Toufik, new extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassadors from the People’s Republic of China, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Democratic and People’s Republic of Algeria, respectively, in the DR. Congo, presented their credentials to Félix Tshisekedi, in a traditional ceremony.

This is the second ceremony of its kind for Félix Tshisekedi since he took office, after the one in which he received in October 2019, the credentials of seven ambassadors, including 6 European and 1 African. All these new legates from their respective countries in the Democratic Republic of Congo are the first of the FATSHI era, which has engaged in the exercise of strengthening diplomatic relations.

Experience profiles

The Chinese Zhu Jing began his diplomatic career in 1995 as an official at the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He then worked as attaché, third secretary, deputy director in the Department of African Affairs at the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2000 to 2007). From 2015 to 2019, he was Advisor, Deputy Director General in the Department of European Affairs at the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, before being appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to the DRC.

Mohammad Javad Shariati, Iran’s new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the DRC, was born on May 17, 1970 in Tehran (Iran). He is also the Ambassador-designate of his country accredited to the Central African Republic. He has a Masters degree in International Law. A career diplomat at his country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he exercises the functions of, in particular, director of the Cooperation and Religious, Cultural, Arts and Sports Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From 1996 to 1997, he served as political expert for the Union of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Caucasus. Married and father of 2 children, he speaks Persian and French, with a knowledge of English and Russian.

Djouama Toufik is the new extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of the Democratic and People’s Republic of Algeria in the DRC. Born March 09, 1969 in Algeria, he graduated from the National School of Administration in Algiers. He holds a law degree and a master’s degree in international law and international relations.

In 1995, he was recruited as Secretary of Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Algiers. From 2012 to 2015, he served as deputy director in charge of specialized institutions and operational activities of the United Nations system in Algeria, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2015 to 2019 he was Minister Counselor, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Algiers in Geneva.

Foreign Minister Marie Tumba Nzeza attended the ceremony.

Let us remember, however, that the Head of State, Félix Tshisekedi, practically devoted the first year of his mandate to the consolidation of diplomatic relations with countries of all continents, but also the various international organizations and structures, mainly of a character financial. It is in this way, he is convinced, that the country will regain its supremacy at other times and the influx of potential investors in various fields.

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