Presidents Lourenço and Tshisekedi focus on the safety scenario within the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Angolan President João Lourenço has on Saturday hosted his counterpart Félix Tshisekedi in Luanda for a three-hour personal assembly on the safety scenario within the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The assembly was held a day after the Angolan parliament permitted a year-long deployment of as much as 500 troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo after a ceasefire brokered in Luanda between M23 rebels and DRC authorities troops collapsed.

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As for the assembly between the presidents, it was very optimistic, because it resulted in a affirmation of the dedication to create situations for housing areas for Angolan troopers who might possibly be deployed to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angolan Prime Minister and Military Chief General Francisco Furtado reported.

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Regarding the scenario on the bottom, General Furtado reported the DRC authorities stays worried in regards to the want for all events – DRC, Rwanda and M23 – to decide to compliance with the cessation of hostilities.

“In practice, there is a cessation of hostilities on the ground, but this cessation must be total and avoid the movement of forces from one side to the other,” General Furtado advised journalists on Saturday in Luanda after the assembly between President Lourenço and Tshisekedi.

President João Lourenço who is additionally the chairman of the International Conference on the Great Lakes (ICGLR) has hosted apart from DRC’s Félix Tshisekedi, Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Burundi’s Évariste Ndayishimiye over the DRC’s disaster in Rwanda.

He hosted his counterparts in his capability because the African Union mediator within the battle.

In November, the Luanda Roadmap was developed and it calls on equally the DRC and Rwanda to respect one another’s territorial integrity and quit supporting rebels.

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Fighting resumed in late 2021 after M23 accused Kinshasa of reneging on guarantees to combine its fighters into the military.

The Democratic Republic of Congo accuses Rwanda of supporting the group, which Kigali has denied.

Earlier this month, the UN reported renewed violent clashes between non-state armed communities and authorities forces had sparked the most up-to-date emergency, with 300,000 men and women pressured to flee their residences in North Kivu province in February alone.

According to the United Nations refugee company, UNHCR, yet another 20,000 fled firstly of the week and just about 50,000 had been displaced from the Kitchanga sector of Masisi territory for the duration of the week of February 17.

Resurgent violence in eastern DRC has displaced greater than 800,000 men and women since final March, such as to South Kivu and Ituri provinces.

More than 130 armed communities function on the DRC-Rwanda border, such as the M23 militia, which has in the past focused authorities forces and the UN peacekeeping mission within the state, MONUSCO.

The upsurge of violence within the sector has displaced greater than 800,000 men and women since final March, such as in opposition to the provinces of South Kivu and Ituri, UN facts exhibit.

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