Security experts from the Great Lakes advocate non-military measures to tackle negative forces in eastern DRC
Nairobi, 5 February 2020 – Chiefs of intelligence and security services from the Great Lakes region met in Nairobi, Kenya, on 3 February 2020, to review the security situation in the region, and to make recommendations on the way forward concerning the neutralization of negative forces in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The experts from Burundi, Uganda, the DRC, Rwanda, and Tanzania, exchanged information on the latest security developments in the region, as well as confidence-building measures and security cooperation. They reiterated the need for non-military measures to support the eradication of negative forces in the Great Lakes region. Their deliberations will pave the way for the 10th meeting of the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework agreement for the DRC and the region scheduled to take place in Kinshasa, on 24 February 2020. The Regional Oversight Mechanism is the governance structure of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework agreement. It meets once a year in one of the 13 signatory countries of the Framework agreement.
This meeting of intelligence and security experts was a follow up to two others, respectively on 11-13 December 2019 in Nairobi, and 4-6 November 2019 in Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania.