BRUSSELS - European countries have reacted critically on the tenure of Congolese President Joseph Kabila. France and Belgium gave Tuesday to the relations with the African country to want to see again.
The mandate of Kabila went off Monday, but no elections are held to appoint a successor. Belgium then had mainly know regrettable that the Congolese government 'did not take steps to calm the situation, but they imposed numerous restrictions on rights and freedoms. '
Ministers Didier Reynders (Foreign Affairs) and Alexander De Croo (Development) warn that the relations will be reviewed between Belgium and Congo, 'with the utmost caution for any new agreement with the current government. '
The French Foreign Ministry called on the European Union to keep the relationship with Congo again to the light. The seriousness of the situation warrants it, said a spokesman for the department.
In Congo sounds much criticism. Opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi has called for peaceful protests against Kabila. Tshisekedi accused his rival in a video on YouTube of a 'coup. '
The Congolese government appeared to cater more to the criticism to create about twenty new ministerial posts, of which a considerable number is intended for members of the opposition.\n \n \n advertisement
The question is whether critics of the president satisfied with the gesture. Police fired tear gas Tuesday on hundreds of demonstrators who had gathered in Kinshasa to demand the departure of Kabila.