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Communique of the 6th Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Great Lakes Region on the Security Situation in the DRC and the Region

Communique of the 6th Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Great Lakes Region on the Security Situation in the DRC and the Region

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Communique of the 6th Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Great Lakes Region on the Security Situation in the DRC and the Region
Communique of the 6th Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Great Lakes Region on the Security Situation in the DRC and the Region

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COMMUNIQUE OF THE SIXTH EXTRAORDINARY SUMMIT OF THE HEADS OF STATEAND GOVERNMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE GREAT LAKES(ICGLR)Preamble
The 6
th
Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Great LakesRegion on the Security Situation in the DRC and the Region, was held in Nairobi, on 31
st
July2013The Meeting was attended by:1.H.E. Uhuru KENYATTA, President of the Republic of Kenya2.H.E. Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI, President of the Republic of Uganda and currentChairperson of the ICGLR ;3.H.E. Michel A.M. Nondokro DJOTODIA ; President of the Central African Republic ;4.H.E. Therence SIMUNGURUZA, Vice-President, of the Republic of Burundi;5.H.E. Dr Mohamed GHARIB, Vice-President of the United Republic of Tanzania;6.H .E. Elhaj Adam YOUSIF, Vice-President of the Republic of Sudan;7.H.E. Basile IKOUEBE, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Congo;8.H.E. George Rebelo Pinto CHIKOTI, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Angola9.H.E. Raymond TSHIBANDA, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republicof Congo;10.H .E. Louise MUSHIKIWABO, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Rwanda;11.H.Ë. Hon. Dr Effron LUNGU, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Zambia;12.H .E. Mary Robinson, Special Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations forthe Great Lakes Region13.H.E Ambassador Ramtane LAMAMRA, Commissioner for Peace and Security at theAfrican Union14.H.E. Ambassador Boubacar Diarra, Special Representative of the African Union to theGreat Lakes Region15.H.E. Dr Richard SIZIBERA, Secretary General of the East African Community;16.H.E. Professor Ntumba Luaba, Executive Secretary of the ICGLR
 
Also present at the Meeting were, representatives of the following co-opted countries:1.H.E. Alberto Ricardo Mondlane, Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Mozambique ;2.H.E. MOSIVIWE Mapisa Ngakula, Minister for Defence of the Republic of SouthAfrica;3.H. E. Madame Evilene Hansen, Acting High Commissioner of the Republic oNamibia ;And other representatives of regional Organisations including M. Sindiso Ngwenya,Secretary General of COMESA, Ambassador. Richard Sezibera, Secretary General of the EAC,M. Herman Tuyaga executive Secretary of CEPGL, Mrs.EmilieMushobekwa, DeptuyExecutive Secretary of SADC as well as representatives of other regional initiatives.The Summit congratulates the Government of Kenya for having organized peaceful, freeand fair general elections in March 2013.The Summit reviewed its decisions made during the Extraordinary Summit held in Kampalaon 24
th
November 2012.
After evaluating the evolution of the security situation in the East of the DemocraticRepublic of Congo, the Summit decided as follows:
1.Support the Kampala dialogue between the DRC government and M23 and to exhortthe two Parties to conclude them as soon as possible;2.Reaffirm support for the mission of the Intervention Brigade in order to eradicate allthe negative forces in accordance with the resolutions of the ICGLR and Resolution2098 of the united Nations Security Council;3.Encourage Rwanda and DRC to continue with their bilateral discussions inorder to strengthen mutual confidence and cooperation between the twostates, and to encourage the ICGLR to remain informed about the issue.
Regarding the Framework Agreement, the Summit:
1.Looks forward to the organisation, in collaboration with the UN Special Envoyfor the Great Lakes Region, Ms Mary Robinson, and the African DevelopmentBank, of a Partners’ Round Table with a view to mobilising funds to supportdevelopment programmes and projects, as well as peace and securityprogrammes and projects in DRC and within the Region in general;2.Decides that the Region should own the diverse projects and initiativesrelating to the framework Agreement in order to support the ongoing nationaland regional initiatives, projects, programmes and mechanisms. This willcontribute towards the restoration of peace, stability, development and unityin the region;3.Accepts the request of Kenya and Sudan to become integral parties to the UN

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