France and Belgium urges Tshisekedi to talk to M23
France and Belgium asked the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Félix Tshisekedi, to talk with the M23 armed group in order to find lasting peace in North Kivu Province.
It is a petition that follows the decision of the Court for the Protection of the Constitution in the DRC, which confirmed the victory of Tshisekedi in the elections of the President of the Republic held on December 20 and 21, 2023.
The French government said on January 11, 2024, that when Tshisekedi is going to continue to lead the RDC, he should find a way to find peace in the east of this country, which has been insecure for many years.
“Regarding the situation in the eastern DRC, France confirms its support for the steps taken by the region to find a solution through a peaceful and sustainable process to this problem.”
The Belgian government also expressed its satisfaction with Tshisekedi’s victory, reminding him that he should find a way to contribute to the end of this war together with the leaders of M23 and seek lasting peace and security.
“We ask the government of the RDC to be open and strive to achieve something constructive in this way.” Belgian said
France and Belgium asked Tshisekedi to talk with M23 after he spent days looking for forces to help him face this armed group that has been returning to North Kivu for two years.
The M23 has repeatedly expressed its desire for dialogue, but while Tshisekedi is asking and choosing to fight it with the help of weapons, it will continue to defend itself.
THE RWANDA SUN