DRC WAR: M7 Meets Angola Envoy Ahead Of Pretoria Summit


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While the President’s office could not delve into what transpired during the meeting, the developments in the Great Lakes region could have been high on the agenda.

Last August, President Museveni made an official visit to Angola and held discussions with Eduardo dos Santos on the new political, economic, cultural and social challenges facing Africa in general and the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region, in particular, whose presidency is currently held by Uganda.

In November the same year, Agusto made consultations with regional leaders regarding the situation and developments in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The Angolan envoy also met the leaders of Rwanda, Congo Brazzaville and DRC.

The Rwakitura meeting comes against the backdrop of bloody skirmishes between allied forces in DRC and M23 Movement that saw rebels retreat to the mountains of Virunga.

Angola has consistently refused to provide any form of support to DRC in its war against the M23 rebels.

Meanwhile, a joint Summit between the Inter Conference on Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and South Africa Development Community (SADC), which will be preceded by a ministerial meeting on Sunday, kicks off on November 4.

The meeting aims at analysing, among other things, the implementation of the Framework Agreement for peace, stability and cooperation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) signed on February 24, 2013, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Angola Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement on Friday that “the Framework Agreement is the appropriate mechanism for the peaceful resolution of the crisis and the conflict in eastern DRC, safeguarding its sovereignty and territorial integrity, as a prerequisite for economic and social development of this country, peace, security and stability in the region and the regional integration process.”

DRC remains a safe haven for dozens of militants including ADF and FDLR that pose a security threat to the region.


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