Posted by: africanpressorganization | 10 January 2009

Democratic Republic of the Congo / Nairobi talks




Democratic Republic of the Congo / Nairobi talks



NAIROBI, Kenya, January 10, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the offices of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general

and the spokesperson for the general assembly president



Security matters, including possible ceasefire and cessation of hostilities agreements, have dominated the third day of the Nairobi talks between the Congolese and the CNDP [Congrès national pour la défense du people] rebel group.  That’s according to the co-mediator, former Tanzanian leader Benjamin Mkapa, who was speaking after the adjournment of the talks.  Mkapa later met and briefed his co-mediator Olusegun Obasanjo, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region.  Obasanjo was returning from three days of consultations with key players in Kinshasa, Kigali and eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.  The talks will resume tomorrow under the chairmanship of the Kenyan Foreign Minister, representing President Mwai Kibaki.


SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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