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M23, DRC Edge Closer To Historic Peace Deal

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viagra http://darioergas.org/wp-admin/includes/import.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Uganda’s Defence Minister, this http://curiousmediums.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/site-icon.php Crispus Kiyonga, http://chopcult.com/components/com_newsfeeds/templates/images/secure.php who also doubles as the facilitator of the peace talks, said in a statement on Tuesday night that DRC is represented by Foreign Minister Raymond Tshibanda while the rebel’s delegation is led by Rene Abandi.

Kiyonga elaborated that the war in eastern Congo has attracted serious attention of Heads of State of the ICGLR countries and the international community, adding,” the regional leaders have so far held 7 extra ordinary summits on the crisis.”

Five of these have tabken place in Kampala while one took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and one in Nairobi, Kenya.

All the summits have been convened and chaired by President Yoweri Museveni.

The last Summit was attended by 11 of the 12 members of ICGLR. Only Central Africa Republic missed the function.

Rene Abandi is leading the M23 delegation to Kampala

Kiyonga said significant progress has been made on the status of implementation of the Peace Agreement signed between the government of DRC and CNDP of 23/3/2009.

He further added that 65 percent of the provisions had been either fully or partially implemented and 35 percent has not been done.

“The parties have expressed determination to ensure that the balance of the agreement will be implemented as well, said Kiyonga.

Should the two parties sign a final peace agreement within two weeks as required by regional leaders, the UN intervention Brigade deployed in the eastern part of the country would now be compelled to shift attention to Rwandan militia group – FDLR and the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

Tshibanda is representing the DRC to the peace talks

The ICGLR last week called for the cessation of hostilities between the two hostile rivals and insisted on a political solution to the crisis that has left hundreds dead and thousands displaced to refugee camps in Rwanda and Uganda.

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