VISITING DRC FOREIGN MINISTER CALLS ON ANGOLAN PRESIDENT

LUANDA, Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has discussed with the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Leonard Okitundu, issues related to bilateral co-operation and THE political, peace and security in the DRC.

During the call here Wednesday, Okitundu, who is here as the Special Envoy of DRC President Josepth Kabila, also briefed President Eduardo dos Santos on the situation in the Central African nation.

After the meeting with the president, which was also attended by AngolaForeign minister Georges Chikoti, Okitundu told the media that it was important to have regular consultations between the two countries to share information on co-operation and on the African Great Lakes region.

He said the burning issue in tthe DRC at the moment concerned the dialogue among the government, the opposition and civil society, held on Dec 31, last year. The dialogue is linked to a jointly managed transition period for the DRC.

The parties have agreed that a National Monitoring Council could appoint a prime minister to work together with outgoing President Kabila until fresh elections are held to choose a new Head of State.

With the recent death of the main opposition leader, Etienne Tchissekedi, two issues have emerged — the appointment of the National Monitoring Council’s chairperson, and the methods to name the new prime minister. “These are the key issues on the table at this moment,” said Okitundu.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

VISITING DRC FOREIGN MINISTER CALLS ON ANGOLAN PRESIDENT

LUANDA, Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has discussed with the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Leonard Okitundu, issues related to bilateral co-operation and THE political, peace and security in the DRC.

During the call here Wednesday, Okitundu, who is here as the Special Envoy of DRC President Josepth Kabila, also briefed President Eduardo dos Santos on the situation in the Central African nation.

After the meeting with the president, which was also attended by AngolaForeign minister Georges Chikoti, Okitundu told the media that it was important to have regular consultations between the two countries to share information on co-operation and on the African Great Lakes region.

He said the burning issue in tthe DRC at the moment concerned the dialogue among the government, the opposition and civil society, held on Dec 31, last year. The dialogue is linked to a jointly managed transition period for the DRC.

The parties have agreed that a National Monitoring Council could appoint a prime minister to work together with outgoing President Kabila until fresh elections are held to choose a new Head of State.

With the recent death of the main opposition leader, Etienne Tchissekedi, two issues have emerged — the appointment of the National Monitoring Council’s chairperson, and the methods to name the new prime minister. “These are the key issues on the table at this moment,” said Okitundu.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK