25 November 2012

Congo-Kinshasa: Kagame and Sassou-N'guesso Commend ICGLR Decisions On DRC Crisis

Presidents Paul Kagame and Denis Sassou-N'guesso of Congo-Brazzaville on Saturday commended the decisions taken by the heads of state of the just concluded ICGLR summit in Kampala.

President Sassou-N'guesso is in Rwanda on a two-day working visit at the invitation of President Kagame during which the two heads of state discussed bilateral, regional and international issues. They expressed satisfaction with the strengthened political and cooperation ties between Rwanda and the Republic of Congo.

The heads of state discussed the ongoing crisis in Eastern DRC at length and welcomed the comprehensive resolutions of the ICGLR summit in Kampala. They called upon the government of the DRC and the M23 to commit themselves to implementing the Kampala decisions as these represented an important opportunity to resolve the conflict. They also noted the importance of correctly assessing and understanding the real nature of the various armed groups in the DRC so that appropriate solutions are found.

Sassou-N'guesso noted the value of the discussions and breakthrough held earlier this week between Presidents Kagame, Museveni and Kabila and said it represented an effective framework for building confidence between the DRC and its immediate neighbors.

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