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EAC Leaders Discuss DRC Situation in Nairobi

by Edmund Kagire
4:17 pm

EAC Leaders convened in Nairobi to discuss the security situation in the region.

President Paul Kagame on Monday joined fellow East African Community (EAC) leaders in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss the security situation in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) convened by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

President Kenyatta received his EAC counterparts including Presidents Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Evariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi, Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan and Felix Antoine Tshisekedi of DR Congo, at State House, Nairobi for the 3rd EAC Heads of State Conclave on Inter-Congolese Dialogue of the Nairobi Process.

President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania is represented at the meeting by the country’s ambassador to Kenya, High Commissioner John Stephen Simbachawene.

President Kenyatta is hosting the high-level meeting on the Peace and Security Situation in Eastern DR Congo in his capacity as the Co-Convenor of the Peace Process and Chairperson of the East African Community.

By the time of publications, outcomes of the meeting were yet to emerge. Via Twitter, President Museveni said that the problems affecting the region like the crisis in Congo need a collective approach from all regional members of the East African Community.

“We must insist on working together because these people have suffered a long time.’ President Museveni tweeted.

President Kagame signs the visitors book as President Uhuru looks on.

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