DRC crisis: Kagame holds phone talk with Guterres
President Paul Kagame and the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres , on Tuesday, had a conversation on the escalating conflict in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), during which the Head of State emphasized the need for a political solution to the longstanding conflict.
“President Kagame had a productive phone conversation with UNSG António Guterres on the worrying escalation of armed violence and ethnic rhetoric in Eastern DRC,” the Office of the President said.
“President Kagame reiterated his view that the solution is not a military one but a political one. The President and UNSG António Guterres discussed continued strong collaboration towards peace and stability in DRC through ongoing regional efforts,” Urugwiro Village posted.
Earlier this week on Monday, President Kagame had a similar phone call during which he emphasized support for regional efforts, including Luanda and Nairobi processes, to quell the conflict that has claimed lives of many and displaced hundreds of thousands.
The two leaders discussed the deterioration of the security situation in Eastern DRC, as well as the need for de-escalate hostilities and a political resolution to the conflict, rather than a military solution, which has not delivered results in more than two decades.
These talks are taking place at a time when the Tshisekedi government has refused to negotiate with the M23 group and the war continues to kill innocent civilians.
THE RWANDA SUN