Kagame reiterates commitment to Lusaka peace process

Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan president Paul Kagame has reiterated his commitment to the implementation of the Lusaka peace agreement to end war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
According to a statement issued by the president's office in Kigali Wednesday, Kagame said this in London Tuesday during a meeting with the British Minister for International Development, Clare Short.
The release said that the two met in a London hotel, to review the political and security situation in the Great Lakes region in general, and the DRC in particular.
"President Kagame reiterated Rwanda's commitment to full implementation of the Lusaka Agreement, and called for greater international support for the process," the statement said.
At a meeting with President Kagame in Kigali last month, Clare Short had expressed the British government's commitment to work with the parties involved in the DRC conflict to ensure they complied with the July 1999 Lusaka Agreement.
Talks between Kagame and Short also focused on bilateral relations between Rwanda and the UK.
The British government provides significant budgetary support to Rwanda every year under a ten-year bilateral agreement.

05 september 2001 18:01:00




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