Members of the International Support Group for the AU Facilitator met in DR Congo capital, Kinshasa, between Aug. 2 to 5 to help revive the dialogue process within the shortest time possible.
“Members of the group met with Kodjo on Aug. 4. The meeting hailed the efforts made by the facilitator and support deployed by respective organizations to contribute to the creation of ideal conditions to launch dialogue,” a statement released over the weekend said.
The group further congratulated the facilitator for postponing the start of the preparatory committee meeting, initially set for July 30, to address concerns raised by Congolese opposition leaders.
The group equally met with different categories of Congolese actors and urged them not to spare any effort to push for the start of dialogue.
It urged all Congolese actors to cooperate with the facilitator to ensure the inclusive national dialogue is successful.
Last month, the Congolese opposition issued a statement rejecting Kodjo, accusing him of not addressing their concerns before the start of the dialogue.
President Joseph Kabila convened the political dialogue between all Congolese political and social actors to ensure the forthcoming general elections were held peacefully.
The third meeting of the International Support Group was attended by Said Djinnit, the special envoy of the UN secretary general in the Great Lakes, Maman Sidikou, the special representative of the UN secretary general in DR Congo, Koen Vervaeke and the European Union director for Africa.
The meeting was also attended by representatives of the African Union, the International Organization of the Francophonie, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region and Southern Africa Development Community. Enditem
Source: Xinhua/News Ghana