Presse Statement: ICGLR efforts to stabilize the Eastern Part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Member States affected by the crisis
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Bujumbura,7th November 2012: The Executive Secretariat of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) is pleased to inform the international, regional and public community that efforts are underway to stabilize the Eastern Part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Member States affected by the crisis.
|The war displaced coming from KIBUMBA this Thursday, November 15 (Photo Magloire Paluku)|
" A neutral international force will be set up to hunt down armed groups in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), regional leaders agreed yesterday.
The Heads of State and Government summit of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) held in Kampala from August 7-8 established a subcommittee composed of defence ministers from seven member states tasked to provide details on the operationalization of the force.
The subcommittee was mandated to propose “urgent actionable steps to ensure that fighting stops completely to allow for consolidation of peace, security and stability,” reads part of a statement issued at the end of the two-day summit."
" The subcommittee is made up of ministers of defence from Angola, Burundi, DRC, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Members of the team, chaired by Uganda’s defence minister, are expected to meet in the eastern Congolese town of Goma next week, according to sources. The team has just weeks to submit an interim report to the ICGLR Chairperson, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, before delivering the final report in four weeks at another Heads of State summit in Kampala."
Guess we saw the results of that over the last few days.