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Rwanda To Send RDF Officer To EAC Force Command Center in Goma

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Rwanda will send a RDF officer to the headquarters of the EAC force in Goma, DRC, Taarifa reliably reports.

According to trusted source, the decision to involve Rwanda was arrived at during the EAC consultative meeting on the security situation in eastern DRC, held Monday in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

The consultative meeting resolved that each EAC member country is required to deploy a liaison officer in support of the Regional Command Centre.

“The Summit decided that each State Party will deploy a liaison officer to the headquarters of the Force to support the Regional Command Center,” a communique said.

This meeting was attended by President of Kenya Dr. William Ruto, President of Rwanda Paul Kagame, Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan, DRC Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde and the Secretary General of the EAC Peter Mathuki.

EAC member Countries that have deployed troops in DRC under the regional force include; Burundi, Kenya and Uganda. Meanwhile, South Sudan is finalising its troops deployment.

The latter took note of the fact that the Headquarters of the Joint Regional Force of the EAC in the East of the DRC has been established in Goma and that its commander has been assigned.

They commended former Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta for accepting the role of facilitator of the peace process in eastern DRC, as well as for his leadership and efforts in reinvigorating the peace process.