Lee steps up resources diplomacy in Congo*

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    A day after rejoicing over Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics in Durban, South Africa President Lee Myung-bak arrived in Democratic Republic of the Congo for a two-day visit on Thursday afternoon.

    Lee and his Congolese counterpart Joseph Kabila discussed ways to boost cooperative ties in infrastructure, resources development and agricultural collaboration.

    Resource-rich Congo has been going through a slow process of political stabilization since the end of a civil war in 2003 and is waiting for foreign investors.

    The leaders agreed to combine Korea's technological and development experience with Congo's abundant natural resources to help rehabilitate the African nation. They pledged to work together in building water purification plants and sea ports as well as developing mineral resources like copper.

    The two countries also signed a series of agreements on infrastructure construction and joint oil exploration.
     
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    Refugees flee rebels in the Congo...
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    Kerry gonna stop the war in the Congo...
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