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Biden-Tshisekedi Meet on Sidelines of G20

US President Joe Biden and DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi joke during a group photo at the G20 leaders summit on October 30, 2021. Erin SCHAFF / POOL / AFP

DR Congo President Félix Tshisekedi met one-on-one with his U.S. counterpart, Joe Biden, on Friday in the run-up to the G20 summit that took place over the weekend in Rome. 

There’s been a lot of interest in recent months about the U.S. role in President Tshisekedi’s effort to review foreign mining contracts with a particular focus on China Moly’s TFM copper and cobalt mine and the 2007 Sino-Congolese joint venture Sicomines.

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