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The capital of Angola, Luanda, will host on Wednesday the 7th Meeting at the level of Heads of State, of the Regional Supervisory Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework in DR Congo and Great Lakes Region.
The meeting is an initiative of Angola, which chairs the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), in cooperation with the African Union (AU), SADC and the United Nations (UN), aiming to assess the current situation in the DRC and prevent the worsening of the political situation which has already claimed the lives of more than 50 people.
According to the agenda of the meeting, the summit will also analyse the situation in Burundi, South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR), as well as assess the report on the implementation of Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for DRC and the region: Implementing national, regional and international commitments.
The Heads of State will also discuss the neutralization of negative forces and repatriation of disarmed combatants in the DRC.
The framework agreement was signed on 24 February 2013 in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and establishes a series of obligations to the Government of the DRC, the countries of the region and the international community.
The agreement foresees the reform of the security and public administration sector, consolidating State authority, promoting decentralization, economic development, national reconciliation, expansion of infrastructures and the conducting of elections.
According to the document, the countries of the region should refrain from aid or shelter to armed groups to respect the integrity and sovereignty of neighbouring countries and strengthen regional cooperation, while the international community should support the implementation of the pact on security, stability in the Great Lakes region.
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