Diplomatic battle simmers as DRC accuses Rwanda of backing insurgent group M23
NAIROBI, Kenya- The Democratic Republic of Congo has accused the Rwandan authorities of supporting insurgent teams searching for to destabilize the DRC.
Addressing the UN General Assembly, President Felix Tshisekedi claimed that his efforts to reunify the nation and search peaceable settlements had been hampered by continued outdoors interference, accusing Rwanda, particularly, of fomenting actions rebels.
“My good will for the seek for peace and unity for my nation has failed as a result of some neighbors haven’t discovered a greater strategy to thank us than to assault and assist the armed teams ravaging the East of Congo. In defiance of worldwide legislation, has once more not solely interfered within the DRC from MARS by way of direct incursions by its armed forces (Rwanda Defense Force RDF) but additionally occupied localities within the province of North Kivu (japanese DRC ) by an armed terrorist group, the M23, to which it offers huge assist by way of gear and troops.
This form of accusation by the DRC in opposition to the federal government of Paul Kagame has been rejected on a number of events. This will probably elicit a response when the consultant from Kigali addresses the UN later this week and may even level to simmering variations between the 2 international locations which initially minimize off official communications.
Angolan President Joao Lourenço had negotiated an settlement between Kigali and Kinshasa in his capital Luanda, the place the president, Rwandan President Kagame and President Tshisekedi agreed to reopen dialogue and resolve their variations by way of diplomatic channels.
Speaking to the UN viewers, President Tshisekedi revealed that he’s all the time for peace within the DRC. Tshisekedi underlined that “Since my election as head of state of the DRC, I even have not stopped preventing daily for peace.
In order to definitively eradicate insecurity, restore lasting peace and guarantee stability within the east of my nation, a number of agreements have been signed with armed teams and even neighboring international locations. National and worldwide mechanisms have been created.
All these prospects for a ultimate settlement of the battle lasted solely a number of months. Soon the structure cracked and the constructing collapsed; we all the time begin with the identical tragedies.