Countries, international organizations urged to continue backing DRC peace planListen /
The Chairperson for the African Union Commission is calling for continued and strong support to the UN-backed peace plan for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma made the remarks during a Mini-Summit to review the implementation of the peace, security and cooperation framework for the DRC and the Region.
The "Framework of Hope" as it is called, outlines national, regional and international actions aimed to end the violence in the DRC.
Dlamini-Zuma also calls for more to be done to promote social economic development in the DRC and Great Lakes region.
"There is no doubt that the challenges at hand require the continued and strong commitment of the countries of the region. In this respect I note with satisfaction the continued engagement of the leaders of the International Conference on the Great Lakes region as demonstrated by the extraordinary summit on the DRC and Great Lakes convened in Kampala on the 5th of September chaired by his Excellency President Yoweri Museveni. I also welcome the continued engagement of SADC and its efforts to contribute to the promotion of peace, security and stability in the Great Lakes region."
Eleven countries of Africa are signatories to the Framework.
Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.