Rwanda, DR Congo agree working together against armed groups

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As part of ongoing dialogue between the authorities of both countries, Rwanda and DR Congo has agreed to work together to cub insecurity in Eastern Congo, and investigate the foreign supporting of mutineers according to DR Congo foreign affairs statement


the announcement just came as a result of the joint meeting held from 18 to 19 June 2012 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kinshasa a bilateral meeting between Congolese and Rwandan delegations respectively led by Raymond TSHIBANDA NTUNGAMULONGO, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Francophonie of the Republic of Congo, and Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Republic of Rwanda.

“The meeting is the materialisation of the desire of both countries to restore and maintain an environment of peace, security and mutual understanding between the DRC and Rwanda, two neighbors and brothers,” the statement reads in apart

The two delegations exchanged information on security problems in the region and considered the concerns of each Party in connection with the situation in eastern DRC.

After a frank and rewarding, both delegations reaffirmed the commitment to continue working together for peace, stability and development in the sub-region. They agree that their respective territories do not form the basis of destabilization of one or the other.

They also agreed to operationalize the Joint Verification Commission whose duties include investigating suspicions of outside support to the mutineers and other opportunists.

In the same vein, both sides reaffirmed the need to find lasting solutions to fundamental problems at the root of the prevailing insecurity.

They therefore renewed their determination to continue efforts to complete eradication of the terrorist group FDLR and other armed groups all skimming the sub-region.


A meeting for consultation and evaluation is provided for that purpose June 28, 2012 at GOMA between the defense ministers of both countries, which will be accompanied by the Chiefs of General Staff of the FARDC and RDF.

In addition, both Parties expressed their wish to continue and intensify the existing cooperation in revitalizing all existing bilateral mechanisms of cooperation.

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