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ON THE MOVE: Tshisekedi In Burundi For Regional Peace Agreement

President Felix Tshisekedi arrived in Bujumbura yesterday for the 11th heads of State summit on the Framework Agreement for Peace, Security and Cooperation for the DRC and the region.

A total of 13 Heads of State or their Representatives, UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutterres, as well as representatives of the UA, CIRGL and SADC have confirmed their participation in this meeting which opened yesterday in Bujumbura.

President of Burundi Evariste Ndayishimiye convened the meeting to focusing on the the revitalization of this agreement, which had given a lot of hope for the return of peace in the DRC.

The agreement is the first peace initiative aiming to end the deadliest conflict since World War II and to solve the root causes of violence and repetitive wars in the eastern DRC.

It must be noted that 10 years later, the situation has worsened with the proven aggression of the DRC by Rwanda under the cover of the M23 rebel group.

The 11th meeting of the Framework Agreement coincides with the 10th anniversary of the signing of this document which was on February 24, 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The speech of President Félix Tshisekedi from the top of this grandstand is highly anticipated by the fact that the DRC has ensured the outgoing presidency of this mechanism and also by what the DRC intends to dismantle in front of the 13 countries, the UN, the UA, the CIRGL and the SADC.

There is no doubt on the DRC side that revitalization must be preceded by an evaluation of the Peace Framework Agreement.

In good faith, the DRC has fulfilled the commitments assigned to it in the Framework Agreement while others have not played fair play. The work of this summit will end early in the evening with a final statement.

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