The Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and its partners hope to have addressed all concerns raised by the former M23 rebels before the United Nations General Assembly in September, a source in Kinshasa told Xinhua on Wednesday.

The source from the Addis Ababa Agreement follow-up mechanism was speaking after a meeting held to prepare the final report to be presented to the UN Security Council.

According to the same source, the government reiterated the commitments it made in the Nairobi Declarations, signed in December 2013 with M23 who had been militarily defeated by the DR Congo army supported by the intervention brigade of the UN Mission for Stabilization of Congo.

“DR Congo government and M23 signed two declarations in Nairobi which ended the Kampala talks,” the source recalled.

In one of the declarations, the government committed itself to launching a demobilization, disarmament and social reintegration program for former rebels and to pass in parliament an amnesty law for M23 fighters.

In January this year, the coordinator in charge of implementing Nairobi Declarations on behalf of M23, Rene Abandi, resigned from his post after accusing Kinshasa of failure to respect the agreements. Enditem


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