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Angolan president and Rwandan counterpart discuss peace in DRC

  8 Décembre      14        Securité (102),


Luanda – Angola’s head of State João Lourenço Wednesday held telephone talk with his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame, as part of the efforts to promote peace in the eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

According to the Presidency of the Republic’s Facebook page, the talk served to assess the situation on the ground, mainly the commitments assumed by each of the parties within the scope of the Luanda Summit.

In the conversation, João Lourenço and Paul Kagame also appreciated perspectives for the operation of the agreed mechanisms to ensure the peace and security in the eastern region of the DRC.

On Tuesday, the President João Lourenço also spoke by telephone with his counterpart from Burundi, Evariste Ndayiashimiye.

DRC and Rwanda tension flared in recent months after fighting resumed last March between the DRC army and the M23 rebel movement.

Luanda and Nairobi processes are recognised at the levels of the region and UN Security Council as being political, diplomatic and military nature aimed to resolve the conflict on the DRC and Rwanda border.

Angola chairs the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and has stepping up effort to promote peace in the region.

The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, has been mandated by the African Union to mediate the conflict.

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