Former president Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for a 48-hour working visit aimed at ending the ongoing conflict in the eastern part of the country.
Mr. Kenyatta will meet President Felix Tshishekedi and Congolese leaders from the North and South Kivu region to discuss the security situation in the Eastern DRC region where the Congolese Army and the M23 are fiercely facing off.
A statement from the Congolese President’s office says Uhuru will meet about 50 representatives of the communities of the provinces of Ituri, North and South Kivu as well as heads of the country’s institutions.
Besides Mr. Kenyatta, Angolan President João Lourenço will also be present in the meetings, having met on Friday with Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Kigali.
A communiqué from the East African community reveals the Congolese government will resume talks in Nairobi with armed groups next week.
This will be the third round of talks in the Kenyan capital after two rounds that brought together 30 representatives of the armed groups in the search for peace.