Republic of Congo: Saudi visit, new SNPC head

Issue 367 - 20 Apr 2018
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdelaziz held talks with Republic of Congo’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on 25 March. The doyen of Central African leaders’ three-day visit was aimed at securing Saudi infrastructure investment. Sassou was accompanied by finance minister Calixte Ganongo and the recently appointed head of heavily indebted state oil company Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo (SNPC) Maixent Raoul Ominga. The delegation left the kingdom on 27 March without any major deals being announced.

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