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Diplomatic relations established between Iceland and Democratic Republic of Congo

Representatives of the Icelandic government and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the UN signed an agreement in New York on Friday to establish diplomatic relations between the two states.

Fréttabladid reports the agreement was signed by Hjálmar W. Hannesson, on behalf of Iceland, and Atoke Ileka, on behalf of the DRC, who represent the two countries at the UN.

The mid-African state Democratic Republic of Congo, which has about 60 million inhabitants, is a former Belgian colony, but gained independence in 1960.

The UN has been cooperating with the government in the DRC to establish democracy and stability after a bloody civil war.

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