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Democratic Republic of Congo – Deadly clashes in North Kivu (February 7, 2016)

France is concerned by the renewed violence in the eastern DRC, particularly in the Lubero area, where clashes between armed groups left many dead on February 7.

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Political relations

France’s action in the DRC is based first and foremost on the principle of respecting the sovereignty and integrity of this "African giant".

The stability of the DRC, with its enormous economic potential, is vital to peace and development in the Great Lakes region and in Central Africa. France and the DRC also enjoy privileged relations encouraged by sharing the French language.

Updated on 25.09.13



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