President Mukherjee greets Congo on National Day

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday greeted the people of Democratic Republic of Congo on their National Day and said that bilateral engagement with the central African nation have expanded.

“I have the pleasure to convey warm greetings and felicitations to you and to the friendly people of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the occasion of your National Day,” Mukherjee said in a message to DR Congo’s President Joseph Kabila Kabange.

“Our engagement has expanded steadily in recent years, particularly in the areas of trade and development cooperation,” he said in a statement issued here.

“I am confident that our close and friendly relations will continue to strengthen in the years ahead”.

Democratic Republic of Congo is a central African country and celebrates its National Day on June 30.