Zambian, DRC leaders to discuss refugee crisis, regional security- Ag.Foreign Minister

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Zambia’s Foreign Ministry has said Zambian President Edgar Lungu will soon hold talks with his Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) counterpart, Joseph Kabila, to discuss regional security and refugee influx.

Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Vincent Mwale said the two leaders, who met briefly during the inauguration of Angola’s new President Joao Lourenco.

According to him, the duo agreed to hold meeting to discuss various issues, including peace and security in the Great Lake region.
Mwale said that the two leaders would also discuss the influx of asylum seekers fleeing unrest from the DRC into Zambia.

The Zambian leader has described the situation as a human catastrophe which required urgent and collected efforts to address.

 

 

Thousands of DRC nationals have been forced to flee into neighbouring countries since the start of an insurrection in 2016 in the eastern region of Kasai.

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