A recent move by soldiers to try to topple the government of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza will top a meeting of regional leaders in the Angolan capital of Luanda on Sunday, the Zambia Daily Mail reported on Friday.
Leaders from countries that forms the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) are expected to meet for an extraordinary summit, with the Burundi crisis to take center stage.
Zambian President Edgar Lungu is expected to attend the extraordinary summit on Sunday.
Barbra Chilangwa, Zambia’s ambassador to Angola said the attempted toppling of the Burundian government will be tabled at the extraordinary summit as leaders discuss security concerns in the region.
“President Lungu is expected to attend an extraordinary summit and the focus of the summit will be security, humanitarian situation in the Great Lakes Region in particular, focus on the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Central African Republic and also the situation in Kenya, where there were terrorist attacks,” the Zambian envoy was quoted as saying by the paper.
The Zambian envoy added that this will be crucial meeting for leaders of the regional body as they will be consulting each other on how best to improve security and trade in the region.
The summit will be preceded by a meeting of ministers of foreign affairs. Enditem