Printer Friendly

Egypt to participate in UN peacekeeping mission in Congo.

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi asserted Saturday the participation of Egyptian forces in the UN's peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as part of supporting the stability of the country in face of the insurgency by armed groups in the east.

"This comes in alliance with Egypt's determined stance to respect the sovereignty of the republic over its lands and reject interference in its internal affairs," Al-Sisi said in a press conference held on the occasion of the visit of his Congolese counterpart, Joseph Kabila, to Cairo.

Al-Sisi further called on the international community to increase their support to the republic in facing armed groups and end the illegal exploitation of natural resources in protection of the rights of the Congolese people, a presidential statement said.

Al-Sisi further confirmed his support to the implementation of the political agreement signed in Kinshasa in December 2016 towards a peacefully managed transition.

The Egyptian presidency further reported Kabila's invitation for Al-Sisi to visit Kinshasa.

This new agreement followed an initial political agreement between part of the opposition and themajorite presidentiellereached in October under the auspices of the African Union facilitation, according to the UN.

Under the signed agreement, Kabila should leave power by 2017 as national elections should be held.

[c] 2017 Daily News Egypt. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. ( Syndigate.info ).

COPYRIGHT 2017 SyndiGate Media Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2017 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 
Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Daily News Egypt (Egypt)
Geographic Code:6ZAIR
Date:Apr 23, 2017
Words:221
Previous Article:Egypt, Saudi Arabia to decide on electricity interconnection tenders next month.
Next Article:Egypt must tackle inflation risks: Lagarde.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters