President Kabila sends special message to AU Commission on situation in DRC

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are determined to successfully carry out the ongoing process, in conformity with the schedule drawn up by the National Independent Electoral Commission in order to hold elections at the end of the year, Foreign Affairs Minister Leonard She Okitundu has said.

Okitundu made the assurance when he met the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sunday.

According to a press statement issued on Monday by the Commission, the meeting focused on the situation in DRC and ongoing efforts to organise elections at the end of 2018.

The Minister delivered to the Chairperson “a special message from President Joseph Kabila” and briefed Mr. Mahamat on the evolution of the electoral process
and the progress made in this regard, the statement said.

It added that the Chairperson of the Commission welcomed the progress made and encouraged the continuation of ongoing efforts, including confidence-building measures to establish a peaceful climate.

He also reaffirmed the commitment of the African Union, in cooperation with the relevant African regional organisations and the United Nations, “to support the Congo in the holding of free, fair, credible and inclusive elections, within the agreed timeframe and in accordance with the Congolese Constitution and the New Year's Eve Political Agreement.”
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04 Junho 2018 16:38:51

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