President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated President of Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, on his election and subsequent assumption of Office.
President Akufo-Addo said he followed with keen interest the election that resulted in his election, and welcomed, with great satisfaction, the historic and peaceful transition of political power in DR Congo.
“While congratulating the brotherly people of your country on their determined resolve to consolidate the growth of democracy, I will like to assure you of Ghana’s readiness to collaborate with the Democratic Republic of Congo during this period of transition and to deepen the common values of democracy, good governance and respect for fundamental human rights,” the President said in a letter dated 24th January, 2019.
He also assured President Mr Tshisekedi of his commitment to strengthening the already warm and friendly relations between the two countries and peoples.
President Tshisekedi is mostly known for being the son of the late veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, who was regarded as one of DR Congo’s most important pro-democracy advocates.
The Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) party President Tshisekedi leads was founded in 1982 by his father, who turned it into the largest opposition party.