The United States welcomes the announcement by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of the start of military operations against the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), an armed group that has inflicted immeasurable suffering on the civilian population of eastern DRC and Rwanda for over 20 years.
Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement in Kigali today at the conclusion of her visit to Rwanda
IOM has stepped up efforts to boost the sustainable reintegration of Rwandan returnees from neighbouring countries, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Burundi.
The AU Commissioner for Peace and Security concludes consultations in South Africa on the situation in the Great Lakes region and on other issues
The meeting provided an opportunity to take stock of the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the region, in particular the disarmament of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).
Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will visit Rwanda from January 26-29, 2014, and Senegal from January 29-31, 2014, to meet with policymakers and other representatives of society in each country.
On Thursday 8 January in Kigali, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo agreed with the Rwandan authorities to establish a permanent political dialogue to strengthen bilateral relations and to build a mature and stable friendship.