Congolese President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo calls on Belgium and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to rewrite the history of colonization. He said Tuesday in a TV speech to mark his country’s 60th anniversary of independence.
King Philippe’s letter of regrets is also big news in Congo. Although, according to local media, it should not be mere words. “But it is a first step,” it sounds.
“I think it is necessary that our common history with Belgium and its people be told to our children in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Belgium based on scientific work by historians of the two countries.” The Congolese president said the day after King Filip’s regrets in a television speech commemorating the 60th anniversary of the country’s independence.
“But the most important thing for the future is to build harmonious relationships with Belgium, because beyond the stigmas of history, the two peoples have been able to build strong relationships over the years. I personally experienced that during my exile in Belgium, ”he said.
Without the corona virus, the Congolese leader said, he would have celebrated his country’s independence in Kinshasa with King Philip as a special guest.