The Democratic Republic of Congo DRC president Joseph Kabila has called on the facilitator appointed by the AU, Edem Kodjo to immediately launch the Congolese political dialogue process.
Kabila made the call during a celebration speech to mark the country’s 56th independence anniversary, local media reports.
He said the facilitator had the support of the entire Congolese nation in his efforts to bring political consensus.
Through the involvement of the African Union, the international facilitator managed to get into contact with all parties taking part in the dialogue.
Kabila explained that the national dialogue which he proposed about a year ago, is aimed at guaranteeing inclusive, credible and a peaceful electoral process.
“Through the involvement of the African Union, the international facilitator managed to get into contact with all parties taking part in the dialogue,” he said.
The president urged all Congolese to participate in the massive voters registration process that will begin in the coming weeks.
Kabila’s second term in office comes to an end later this year.
However, opposition in the country have accused him of delaying the electoral process in order to remain in power.