Ministerial Meeting on the deployment plan of the Neutral International Force for eastern DRC
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – A ministerial meeting of the countries of the region and international partners will be held in Addis Ababa, at the AU Headquarters (Plenary Hall of the AU Conference Centre – Old building), today, 8 January 2013, starting from 10:00 am. The meeting, which is a follow up to the consultative meeting on the operationalization of the security arrangements agreed to in eastern DRC, will discuss best ways and means of establishing and deploying the Neutral International Force (NIF) and enhancing the Expanded Joint Verification Mechanism (EJVM).
Several Ministers from the region and other high officials, including from partner countries and institutions, will be attending the meeting.
Journalists are kindly invited to attend the opening. A press conference will be held at the closing, around 17:30.
African Union Commission (AUC)