Angola will hosts an International Summit on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Oct 27, announced by Foreign minister, Georges Chikoti.
Chikoti was speaking to the press at the end of an audience the Angolan head of State, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, granted to the minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, special envoy of the South African president, Jacob Zuma.
According to the head of the Angolan diplomacy, the summit is a joint promotion by the International Conference on Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), United Nations and African Union, aimed at discussing the latest developments in the DRC.
The official added that the event will be preceded by a meeting of experts of these entities on Oct 24.
Another meeting will also gather Defense and Security Organ of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), of which Angola is vice president, scheduled to take place this week in the DRC.
The minister said that Angola, in its capacity as chairman of the ICGLR, has added responsibilities at a time the region still experiences moments of slight instability.
He stressed that the Summit will also analyse the situation in Burundi, the events in South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR), still concerning the region and the African continent in general.”
A wave of deadly clashes pitting police against demonstrators hit the Democratic Republic of Congo in September, as the opposition demanded Pres Joseph Kabila’s resignation.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.