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Kagame attends conclave on security situation in eastern DRC

By IGIHE
On 20 juin 2022 at 02:37

President Paul Kagame has been received by his counterpart of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta as he arrived in the country to attend Regional Heads of State Conclave on security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The meeting is expected to resolve on the deployment of join regional force to restore peace in eastern DRC as requested by Kenyatta who is the incumbent Chairperson of East African Community (EAC).

Rwanda’s Presidency has revealed that Kagame attended the conclave on the security situation in eastern DRC along with Presidents Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Evariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi, Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan and Felix Tshisekedi of DRC.

Tanzanian President, Samia Suluhu Hassan has been represented by her country’s ambassador to Kenya, John Stephen Simbachawene.

The meeting takes place at a time when tensions continue to escalate between Rwanda and DRC.

The latter accuses Rwanda of supporting M23 rebel group in its clashes with Congolese Army (FARDC) but Rwanda has repeatedly refuted the allegations.

Kenyatta recently called for urgent deployment of regional force to fight rebel groups based in eastern DRC.

Rwanda says that it is willing to contribute to the joint operation but DRC boycotted the support insisting that it doesn’t want Rwandan troops to participate.

President Kenyatta (left) welcoming his counterpart of Rwanda in Kenya.
President Museveni signing a guest book in Kenya.
President Ndayishimiye (right) greeting Kenyatta. He recently announced that his country is ready to send troops to restore peace in eastern DRC.
Tshisekedi hugging Kenyatta as he arrived in Nairobi.
President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan also signed the guest book.
The conclave on security situation in DRC is taking place for the third time.

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