13 March 2013

Angola: Government of Zaire Welcomes Summit On Peace in DR Congo

Mbanza Kongo — The governor of Zaire province, José Joanes André, welcomed Wednesday, in Mbanza Kongo, the holding, on Tuesday, in Luanda, of the tripartite summit between the presidents of Angola, South Africa and Democratic Republic of Congo, which aimed to contribute to the efforts of pacification of DRC.

The summit brought together the presidents, José Eduardo dos Santos, Jacob Zuma and Joseph Kabila, aiming to coordinate the views of the mechanisms leading to the strengthening of the peace agreement for the Democratic Republic of Congo, signed last month between the Congolese government and the rebels fighting in the east.

For the governor of Zaire, peace in the DRC has much to benefit his province, which shares a long border with that country.

Joanes André believes that a climate of permanent political instability would force illegal immigration of more Congolese citizens to Angola.

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