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The United States Delivers COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to the Democratic Republic of Congo

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Since September, 2021 the United States has donated 4,257,950 safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses with the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This includes 2,830,230 Pfizer, 250,320 Moderna, and 1,177,400 J&J doses. Of the 4,257,950 vaccine doses, 72% were donated in partnership with COVAX and 28% were donated through AVAT.

The United States is committed to leading an international and coordinated effort to accelerate access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to meet global needs. The United States is working with other governments and partners including COVAX, Caricom, and the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to protect communities from COVID-19 and apply lessons from this pandemic to enhance health security now and in the future.

Learn more about our work Delivering Vaccines and on COVID-19 Recovery.

U.S. Relationship

U.S.-Democratic Republic of the Congo Relations

The U.S. established diplomatic relations with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.) in 1960, following its independence from Belgium. U.S. foreign policy in the D.R.C. is focused on helping the country become a nation that is stable and democratic, at peace with its neighbors, extends state authority across its territory, and provides for the basic needs of its citizens.
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U.S. Assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

U.S. foreign assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.) supports the country’s long-term transition to more effective and empowering development. To achieve this goal, USAID invests substantially in three objectives: that selected national-level institutions more effectively implement their mandates; that lives are improved through coordinated development approaches in select regions; and that the foundation for durable peace is
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Bilateral Economic Relations

The top U.S. import from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.) is copper, accounting for close to 70% of all U.S. imports. The two countries have signed a bilateral investment treaty. The U.S. also has signed a trade and investment framework agreement with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, of which the D.R.C. is a member. The
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