Kenya Committed To Restore Peace In DRC

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President William Ruto has revealed that Kenya will back the Nairobi Peace Process to bring peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

He assured the people of DRC of Kenya's unwavering support and determination to stay the course until peace is achieved.

According to Ruto, peace is a prerequisite for East Africa's economic prosperity, including opportunities under the African Continental Free Trade Area.

"We will enhance our bonds of purposive friendship and strategic cooperation for the mutual benefit of our people," he said.

"Our security and progress is dependent on that of the region. The pursuit of peace is, therefore, an inevitable precondition for our prosperity."

President Ruto noted he was encouraged by the progress in resolving the conflict, but "closer cooperation is demanded to counter emerging threats effectively".

He spoke on Monday at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi County when he opened the EAC-led Nairobi Process on restoring peace and security in the Eastern DRC.

Present were the President of Burundi and Chairperson of the EAC Heads of State Summit, Evariste Ndayishimiye, and the Facilitator of the Nairobi Process, former Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Other were Presidents Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Felix Tshisekedi (DRC), Samia Suluhu (Tanzania, through Dr. Stergomeana Tax - Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African cooperation), and Paul Kagame (Rwanda), who joined the meeting virtually.

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