France is anxious by the deterioration of the state of affairs within the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its implications for your entire area’s stability. We strongly condemn the actions and violence carried out by armed teams, particularly, the current offensives by the March 23 Motion (M23). We additionally condemn the strikes that hit Rwanda. France calls on the entire armed teams, together with the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), to stop all types of violence, put down their weapons and withdraw from the areas that they presently occupy. France additionally requires an finish to the hate speech focusing on communities and people.
France encourages nations within the area to proceed pursuing dialogue and keep away from any escalation. We stress that confronted with the specter of persistent terrorist assaults by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), cooperation is crucial.
France expresses its assist for the pressing resumption of the Nairobi Course of, which started final April. France commends João Lourenço, President of the Republic of Angola, on his efforts, undertaken on the behest of the African Union, to mediate in order that the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda can overcome tensions. We likewise encourage the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda to make the most of the Expanded Joint Verification Mechanism (EJVM) of the Worldwide Convention on the Nice Lakes Area.
France reiterates its deep dedication to the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity. We specific our assist for MONUSCO within the combat in opposition to armed teams and can proceed to assist the entire initiatives that promote peace and stability within the Nice Lakes area.