Four nations confer over security in the African Great Lakes region

The presidents of four countries, including Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda, by video on October 7, have conferred over the security in the African Great Lakes region where armed groups pose a chronic threat.

President Felix Tshisekedi chaired the summit from Goma, the capital of North Kivu province.

“The aim of this digital meeting is to achieve the strengthening of good neighbourly relations by multiplying efforts by the countries concerned in favour of cooperation, pacification and the stabilisation of eastern DRC and the Great Lakes sub-region,” read a statement. Adding further, it read, “The summit would look at the political, diplomatic and security situation, health cooperation, the fight against illegal exploitation and trade (in natural resources) and cooperation against COVID-19.”

The Congolese president’s office said that the talks regarding the same have already been postponed twice.

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