Luanda – Angolan head of State José Eduardo dos Santos, was informed Tuesday on the decision taken by the Summit of the African Union (AU), ended early Tuesday in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), about the current situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during an audience he granted to the special envoy of president Joseph Kabila.
At the end of the meeting the special envoy told the press that he has come to Luanda to inform on the issues discussed in AU Summit, particularly those related to the instability prevailing in eastern DRC.
Antoine Ghonda stated that the initiative takes into account the fact that José Eduardo dos Santos is the acting chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and a major driver of the process in Central Africa region.
According to Kabila’s special envoy, the opinion of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who knows very well the situation in the region and respected, foresees a new framework in DRC.
To him, the end of crisis in the DRC requires the sending of a multinational force to the border with Rwanda in order to prevent the activities of militias backed by army officers in this country.
Regarding the election of the South African Nkosozana Zuma to the chair of the AU Commission, the diplomat said that the authorities of his country welcomed the outcome of the election with satisfaction, recognizing that South Africa has always been in the side of DRC at all times of crisis.