Museveni Offers Three Pronged Solution To Congo Crisis


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He said this on Sunday in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as he attended the United Nations sponsored First Regional Oversight Mechanism of Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework meeting on the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The meeting was co-chaired by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and the AU Commission Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma at the AU Commission Headquarters.

The meeting reviewed recent developments in the DRC’s Eastern region and discussed the establishment of benchmarks and appropriate follow-up mechanisms in support of the local initiatives under the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) under the chairmanship of President Museveni, that work towards ending the conflict and violence, and establishing durable peace in the region.

Several Presidents from the region attended including Joseph Kabila of the DRC, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Sasso Ngweso of the Republic of Congo, Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi and Salva Kiir of the Republic of South Sudan.

However, it was recognized that it is the DRC that bears the primary responsibility of maintaining peace and security in the embattled eastern part of the country.

Museveni was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Sam Kutesa.

He further recommended the International Criminal Court (ICC) to get out of Kenyan situation noting that the Kenyan tribes which caused violence five years ago are the same tribes which united and voted overwhelmingly for Uhuru Kenyatta as their President.

Museveni said this as he joined other African leaders attending the 21st Regular Summit of the AU Heads of State and Government later on.

“What then is the problem of the ICC when the Kenyan people have spoken through their vote? he asked.

He later held sideline bilateral meetings with a number of African leaders who included President Salva Kiir of South Sudan and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda.

President Museveni also received Russian President Vladmir Putins’ Special Representative to Africa and Head of Russian delegation to the celebrations of the OAU/AU 50th anniversary, Mr Mikhail Margelov.

Meanwhile as he met President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, the two talked of the common interest between Uganda and South Africa.


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