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I thought it was important to celebrate today the first presidential and legislative elections in Democratic Republic of Congo since 41 years.
I sincerely hope that this will open a new era of prosperity and development for this magnificent country.
We, Belgians, have to recognize how much this region of the world offered us in colonial times. There is no time anymore for colonisation, but for a strong partnership with our African brothers.

This picture was taken in the famous copper mine of Kamoto in April 1983.
At that time, things were still running and the "geological scandal" (as the copperbelt is often called) was providing raw material for our industrial economy.
Let's all work together to better share the resources of our planet to the benefit of each and everyone.

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