Nujoma, Kabila reaffirm support for African Union

Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- President Joseph Kabila of DR Congo Thursday wound up a two-day official visit to Namibia with both countries reaffirming their commitment to the principles, ideals and objectives of the Africa Union.
Citing a joint communiqué released just before Kabila's departure, the Namibian Press Agency (NAMPA) said he and host president Sam Nujoma also expressed grave concern at continuing instability in DR Congo, noting that such conflicts remained a major impediment to development efforts in Africa.
They hailed the commencement of a preparatory meeting on the Inter-Congolese Dialogue underway in Gaborone, Botswana since 20 August.
However, citing the case of Angola, the two leaders urged the rebel UNITA movement to subscribe to a full implementation of the 1994 Lusaka Peace Protocol and UN Security Council Resolutions on Angola.
Reviewing bilateral relations between DR Congo and Namibia, the two leaders agreed to step up contacts between business communities in the two countries with a view to promoting trade ties.
The Congolese leader told reporters that the authorities in Kinshasa guarantee the safety of Namibian investments at least in areas under government control.

23 august 2001 20:14:00

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