The Chairpersons of SADC and the ICGLR, Presidents Dr. Joyce Banda and Yoweri Museveni on Thursday, 12th December 2013 signed a communiqué as guarantors to a peace process in eastern DRC. The communiqué was signed in Nairobi, Republic of Kenya.
The Democratic Republic of Congo and the rebel group M23 signed separate declarations articulating their commitment in line with the eleven points that were negotiated and agreed upon by the Parties.
The two leaders welcomed the conclusion of the Kampala Dialogue and commended the parties to the conflict for signing the declarations and encouraged them to fulfill commitments therein. They furthermore urged the international community, particularly the United Nations and the African Union to work together and provide support and resources to the Government of the DRC to facilitate implementation of undertakings in the declarations signed by the two parties.
Dr. Joyce Banda, who is also the President of the Republic of Malawi signed the communiqué as Chairperson of SADC while Mr. Yoweri Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda as the mediator to the conflict and Chairperson of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).
The communiqué and the two declarations are attached hereto.