IGIHE.com \BB News
Kagame: If U.N. thinks Drones Can Bring Peace in DRC, ‘let them do it’
Published on 21-01-2013 - at 23:44'

President Paul Kagame told Press that he had no problem with the use surveillance drones in neighboring DR-Congo as proposed by the United Nations.

“If the U.N. thinks drones will help achieve peace, then "let them do it."
Kagame added that he doesn’t think Rwanda has the power to stop such a U.N. deployment.

Earlier in January, the U.N. outlined its case to the Security Council to use surveillance drones in Congo for the first time but ran into opposition from Rwanda’s U.N. ambassador, who expressed reservations over the plan.

The president also said he thinks an African peacekeeping force deployed to DR-Congo would achieve better results than the U.N. force now there.

“That force, known as MONUSCO, has more than 17,700 U.N. peacekeepers and over 1,400 international police, but it was unable to contain violence between M23 rebels and the Congolese army that broke out late last year.”

"The bigger problem in DRC has not been identified and they prefer to see Rwanda as the problem. Even the Congolese themselves, if they continue to see Rwanda as the problem, then this situation is not heading anywhere," Kagame said.

He said the bigger problems in Congo have to do with governance and internal strife.



Do not post comments that are defamatory, divisive and blasphemous.
If you wish to receive a quick response to your opinion/comments, please provide your email address in the space provided.
Your comments will appear after moderation from IGIHE.com.
In case the above regulations are not observed, your comments might not appear or will be deleted. Thank you!