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ICGLR Roots for Rwanda-Burundi Dialogue

Regional leaders at the ICGLR summit in Angola on Tuesday

Burundi and Rwanda should sit on a round table and discuss their grievances, abortion http://danielpyne.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/wpcc.php the 6th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the International Conference of Great Lakes’ Region (ICGLR) has resolved.

Rwanda accuses Burundi of harbouring the genocidal FDLR militants to destabilize President Paul Kagame’s government.

In March, http://coastcakes.co.uk/wp-content/plugins/layerslider/style_editor.php Rwanda’s Envoy to United Nations Richard Gasana warned that “the persistent presence of the roaming predators in the name of the FDLR in eastern DRC and in Burundi; and the inaction by MONUSCO in implementing decisions of the UN Security Council and those of the ICGLR-SADC raise serious concerns of commitment of stakeholders to see sustainable peace and stability in the region.”

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Bujumbura has since vehemently denied the accusations.

On the other hand, http://codapostproduction.com/wp/wp-includes/default-filters.php President Pierre Nkurunziza’s government alleges Rwanda has been recruiting fighters from refugee camps to destabilize Burundi – a charge Kigali has dismissed as groundless.

But diplomatic sources say Rwanda submitted to ICGLR evidence of FDLR presence in Burundi including their alleged atrocities.

In Luanda, Angola the leaders reiterating their commitment to finding a lasting solution to peace and security in the region.

The Tuesday Summit chaired by Angolan President, Mr. Eduardo dos Santos and attended by President Yoweri Museveni, among other Heads State, “recommended that Burundi and Rwanda engage in open and frank dialogue to resolve any grievances they could be having.”

The Uganda presidency said in a statement that, “The summit also welcomed the resumption of the Inter-Burundi dialogue in Arusha, Tanzania and encouraged all political stakeholders in Burundi to commit to the process.”

Thousands have died in the Burundi conflict since President Pierre Nkurunziza

Meanwhile, Uganda, alongside Tanzania and DRC were congratulated and commended for holding peaceful, fair and transparent general elections. President Museveni in February was declared winner of the Presidential election with over 60 percent of the vote.


On the Democratic Republic of Congo, the ICGLR Summit tasked its government to collaborate with FARDC and MONUSCO to strive to neutralize the rebel group ADF, FDLR and other local negative forces.

The meeting also pledged support in the fight against terrorism in the Region.

“We pledge to support the agreement of the Heads of State of DRC, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania to formulate a joint follow-up mechanism to address the growing menace of the radical terrorist group ADF,” read the joint communiqué issued at the end of the conference and signed by the 12 member states.

The Summit also congratulated President Faustin Archange Touadera of the Central Africa Republic upon his election and for quickly forming government to better the nation that has been at war.

On South Sudan, the meeting welcomed the recent formation of a transition government of national unity, while asking the international community to support the infant state.

In addition, the Regional Heads of State recommended that the existing stable bilateral relations between Sudan and South Sudan should be sustained to achieve further mutual political stability and development between the two nations.

Ambassador Zachary Muburi-Muita of Kenya was appointed the new Executive Secretary of the ICGLR, replacing Prof Ntumba Luaba.


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