DRC rebels invite unarmed opposition for talks

Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Rwanda-backed Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD) has called a consultation meeting with representatives of unarmed Congolese civilian opposition in the eastern town of Goma on 30 June.
According to informed sources in Kinshasa, the RCD called the meeting over the weekend to "exchange" ideas about the forthcoming inter-Congolese talks.
Besides the unarmed opposition, RCD also invited exiles to converge for the meeting at its headquarters Goma in Goma on the 41st anniversary of DRC's independence day, to discuss about the inter- RCD secretary general Azarias Ruberwa told journalists that his armed group had invited 30 personalities and political parties, as well as to all the Kinshasa-based newspapers.
"It is possible for us to come together and do something through inter-Congolese talks," the rebel leader told the head of the United Nations Mission in Congo, Kamel Morjane.
Kinshasa-based opposition leaders or those abroad have so far not reacted to he invitation.
A preparatory meeting for the inter-Congolese dialogue is scheduled to be held in Gaborone, Botswana in July 2001.

25 june 2001 17:19:00

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