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Kabila-Kagame ties set to improve cross-boarder security

Kabila-Kagame ties set to improve cross-boarder security


DRC President Joseph Kabila and his Rwanda counterpart met on Friday in Rubavu, an Eastern town of Rwanda, to strengthen their relationship and cooperation that has soared in the recent years.

They agreed to enhance security, and being vigilant against various armed forces that carry out cross boarder attacks, including the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), present in the DRC since the end of the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

“The FDLR, as you just said, is a problem which did not begin today. At this time as we speak about them, they have been in operation for over 2-3 years and we are yet to end their activities. This is because we believe that the end of the activities will depend on our operations which in turn will be the end of the problem,’‘ said Kabila.

On cross border security situation, both sides further stressed there was need to establish a strong mechanism for timely sharing of intelligence.