12 March 2013

Angola: South African Leader Leaves Presidential Palace

Photo: The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa
President Jacob Zuma and President Joseph Kabila Kabange of the DRC

Luanda — South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, Tuesday left the Presidential palace in Luanda, after having attended a summit on the ongoing situation in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with counterparts of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos and DRC Joseph Kabila.

Jacobe Zuma along with the Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos reviewed troops on parade.

At the opening of the summit, the Angolan Statesman called for a reflection on the contribution to the strengthen and make effective the mechanisms that will be established with a view to ensuring the successful implementation of the peace agreement and security in the Great Lakes region of the East Africa.

The President Jacob Zuma, who arrived Monday in Luanda, will leave Tuesday afternoon back to South Africa.

It is believed that the Statesmen agreed on the implementation of the Framework-Deal for peace, stability and cooperation in the Central Africa country and region.

The agreement of cooperation for peace and stability in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes region, with the involvement of neighbouring countries, regional and international communities, was signed last February in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

The agreement aims to put an end to the recurring cycles of conflict and violence in the DRC motivated by armed groups, which have already claimed thousands of lives and nearly two million people displaced.

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