Masire Appeals for Funds to Rescue Inter-Congolese Dialogue

Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Insufficient funding is retarding progress toward resolution of the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, former Botswana president, Sir Ketumile Masire said Friday.
Masire, who is the facilitator of the Inter-Congolese dialogue on the conflict, said his efforts were being frustrated by shortage of funds.
Speaking at the close of the Global Coalition for Africa meeting in Gaborone, Masire renewed his appeal for international action to fund the dialogue and avert further worsening of the crisis in the DR of Congo.
He told over 200 delegates from Africa and Europe who attended the GCA meeting that he was hopeful the dialogue would resume as soon as funding was available.
Masire's concern was echoed by the delegates who said economic development in the DR of Congo cannot be achieved without peace and stability.

26 october 2001 21:24:00

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