DRC MPs elect woman speaker of parliament, Jeanine Mabunda
CAIRO, June 7 (MENA) - Head of the National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Jeanine Mabunda expressed gratitude to Egypt for its supportive stands towards her country over the past decades since its decolonization.
During a meeting with Egyptian Ambassador to the DRC Hamdy Shaaban on Friday, the newly-elected first woman speaker of the African country’s parliament said she looks forward to more future cooperation between both countries at all levels.
She highlighted the technical support offered by Egypt to her country through the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development which helps in honing the skills of DRC’s cadres in numerous fields.
According to a statement released by the Foreign Ministry, the ambassador congratulated Mabunda for becoming the first woman in her country to assume such a high-level position.
He also congratulated the DRC’s government and people for their success in holding presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections which paved the way for the first peaceful democratic power transfer in the country’s history.
He voiced hope that these positive achievements would help the DRC realize the political and security stability needed to push forward its socioeconomic development and turn life to the better for its people.