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World The King of the Belgians expresses "regrets" for the colonial past in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

13:15  30 june  2020
13:15  30 june  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

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In this letter addressed to Félix Tshisekedi, the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the independence of this country, King Philippe expresses his deepest regrets "for these wounds of the past whose pain is today revived by the discriminations still present in our societies. "

" Our history is made of common achievements but has also experienced painful episodes ", continues the descendant of Leopold II, the conqueror of the Congo, continuing:" During the era of the independent state of Congo, acts of violence and cruelty have been committed, which still weighs on our collective memory. The colonial period that followed also caused suffering and humiliation. "

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Belgium had in 2002 expressed "sincere regrets " for its role in the 1961 assassination of the DRC's first prime minister, Patrice Lumumba. Britain stops short. Britain has resisted calls to apologise for abuses under it vast empire but there have been high-level expressions of regret for specific incidents.

While many of the colonial upper class had been living, and continued to live, primarily in the cities Until independence in 1960, the Belgian authorities enforced the teaching of both French and The ones I knew when I worked there expressed no regrets about the disappearance of Flemish - and

According to the Belgian sovereign," we must be able to speak of our long common history in all truth and in all serenity "in order to strengthen" more our ties and develop an even more fruitful friendship. "

" Combat all forms of racism "

King Philippe adds that he intends to continue" to combat all forms of racism "and encourages in this regard" the reflection which is initiated by our Parliament so that our memory is definitively pacified . "

In this letter, the king also presents his congratulations to the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the independence of the Congo, regretting," taking into account current circumstances "that he cannot attend the festivities at which he had been invited.

According to Libre Belgique, Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès (MR) should also speak publicly on Tuesday to deliver a message similar to that of the Head of State.

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