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Kenyatta: DRC talks to continue under Nairobi, Luanda processes

Talks seeking to bring lasting peace in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will continue concurrently under the Nairobi and Luanda processes, former Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, who is the facilitator of the East African Community (EAC) dialogue in DRC, has announced.

In a statement, Kenyatta said the dialogue is intended to take place in Eastern DRC on yet to be disclosed dates.

The Nairobi Process focuses on ending inter-DRC hostilities while the Luanda Process focuses on ending the hostility between DRC and its neighbour Rwanda whom it accuses of sponsoring the M23 rebel group wreaking havoc in the country’s eastern region.

The resumption of the two dialogue processes is expected to further speed up and complement efforts to attain sustainable peace in the region following decades of conflict.

Kenyatta noted the Nairobi Process continued to work hand in glove with the Luanda Process led by Angolan President João Lourenço, both on political and military tracks as well as on the humanitarian actions.

Source: The East African