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Tshisekedi expresses optimism for normal relations between Rwanda and DRC

By IGIHE
On 26 juillet 2022 at 09:55

The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Félix Tshisekedi has expressed optimism for normalized relations with Rwanda.

He was speaking at the 21st Summit of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) held in Kinshasa, the capital of DRC on 25th July 2022.

The meeting took place amidst strained relations between Rwanda and DRC. The tension saw Tshisekedi warning of a war with Rwanda.

Speaking at the summit bringing together regional leaders and heads of state, Tshisekedi revealed that he has been following up the tension between the two neighbouring countries noting that he wants the situation to be back to normal.

The Head of State also underscored that there is willingness to mend bilateral ties.

The summit is held amidst recurrent demonstrations in DRC where Congolese demand the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) to leave the country over failure to solve the issue of armed groups.

During the latest protest on Monday 25th July 2022, Congolese stormed headquarters of MONUSCO and its logistical base where they looted valuables and set others on fire.

DRC nationals stormed the headquarters following protests against Rwanda accusing the country of supporting M23 rebel group.

However, Rwanda has repeatedly refuted the allegations and urged DRC to seek a solution instead of externalizing internal problems.

Tshisekedi has expressed optimism for normal relations between Rwanda and DRC.

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