DAR ES SALAAM, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Sunday signed a memorandum of understating to strengthen cooperation on the promotion of information and communications technology (ICT).
A statement by the Directorate of Presidential Communications issued late Sunday said the agreement was signed by responsible ministers from both countries at the start of a two-day state visit by DRC President Felix Tshisekedi to Tanzania.
The statement said the signing of the agreement was witnessed by Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan and the visiting DRC President Tshisekedi at State House in Dar es Salaam.
The statement said the two leaders agreed to strengthen cooperation in ICT because the sector was one of the leading sectors in the creation of employment for the youth.
President Hassan added that through the East African Community (EAC), the two countries plan to construct road infrastructure through the central corridor that will connect the two countries.
Tanzania and DRC are members of the EAC together with Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda.
The statement added that the two leaders also agreed to revive the joint commission on bilateral cooperation with a view to boosting trade that has been on the decline for the past 10 years. ■