HEADS OF STATE FROM AU TO VISIT DRC

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HEADS OF STATE FROM AU TO VISIT DRC

AFRICAN UNION

 

 

By Christopher Chisi

 

The High-level Consultative Meeting of Heads of States and Government that was held in Addis Ababa yesterday to discuss the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo has constituted a special committee to visit the DRC to help resolve the Post-Electoral Crisis.

 

The Committee that will be headed by the African Union Chairperson Paul Kagame and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat will visit the DRC and interact with President Joseph Kabila and other stakeholders with a view of reaching a consensus on a way out of the post-electoral crisis in that country.

 

Speaking after attending the meeting, President Edgar Lungu who is also Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Defense, Peace and Security says the meeting also recognized that the DRC is a sovereign state that has its constitution, the rule of law and its own legal framework.

 

President Lungu said the meeting that lasted for over 7 hours, gave a chance for leaders from SADC, AU, THE International Conference on The Great Lakes Region  (ICGR) to brainstorm on how best the people of Congo could be assisted.  

 

 

He said regardless of the decision other stakeholders have taken in the past to pursue the post-electoral crisis in the DRC, it is imperative that the option of dialogue is not ignored.  

 

 

This is according to a Statement Issued by First Secretary for Press and Tourism at the Zambian Embassy in Ethiopia, Inutu Mwanza.

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