Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi participates in the 4th session of the UN General Assembly over the environment organized by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
The Nairobi meeting will deal with global climate change issues affecting the African continent. The Head of State will speak before the experts and organizations involved in this cause as part of a panel on the theme of forest preservation while his Malagasy counterpart will discuss about biodiversity.
With its forest, the DRC is the second world lung to curb the effects of greenhouse gases. Initiator of this summit, France will be represented by its President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron who plans a tête-à-tête with Mr. Félix Antoine Tshisekedi on the sidelines of the works of Nairobi. It is a tête-à-tête that will allow the Congolese Head of State to discuss about bilateral issues in order to achieve good cooperation and exchange on the reforms under way in the country as well as on strengthening diplomatic between the DRC and France.
The Congolese Head of State was greeted, as the Kenyan tradition wanted it, by the Minister of Petroleum and Mining, John Munyes Kiyonga at Jomo Kenyatta Airport. DRC eagerly expected at this summit. The Democratic Republic of Congo is very much awaited at this summit, considering its environmental potential. The particularity of these foundations, we learn, is to raise awareness in the world of the need to focus on the environmental issues in all its aspects, including agricultural and plastic waste management.
In addition to the First Lady, Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi, the President of the Republic was greeted upon his departure by his Chief of Staff, Vital Kamerhe as well as some general officers of the FARDC and the PNC and heads of special services.
With its 45 million hectares of forest, the DRC has half of all the forests of the African continent. It is the most valuable heritage of the DRC, beyond mines, oil blocks and so on. The forest is a renewable heritage that offers a rich biodiversity.
The DRC also has more than four thousand rivers. It is the first country that has the largest fresh water reserve in Africa and the second largest in the world after the Amazon in Brazil in America.