Ceasefire Agreement Congo

These differences in interpretation and forecasts could lead to delays and disruptions in the implementation of the agreement. The JMC must exchange information on militias, the organization, equipment and location of their armed forces, as well as other ceasefire-related issues, provided this information is treated confidentially. However, there is no provision in the chain of command agreement. The only provision is that each party must bring two high-ranking military officers. It will probably be some time before the parties to the conflict develop mutual trust and overcome their suspicions, particularly with regard to the issue of belligerents who support their national guerrillas. Rwandans have made it clear that they intend to fight independently of a ceasefire. Kagame said: “I can`t stop Zimbabweans from doing what they want. They may decide to bring their entire army to Congo, even after the signing of the peace agreement. I can`t stop it.

But if Rwanda defends itself, that is another matter. We are able to defend our country and deal with all the problems you have mentioned in Congo for a long time. And I think Zimbabweans know that. Let them receive the message very clearly. They came in with warm air and said they were going to walk to the border. You ask them what happened. 29 Important questions remain unanswered. Is peace finally in sight or is the scene of the continuation of war in sight? Can the Lusaka ceasefire agreement be revived in light of the flagrant ceasefire violations of both sides in the conflict? Can the pressure on all parties to sign the agreement continue? CONSIDERING the mandate of the Joint Victoria Falls II Commission, which has been entrusted to defence ministers and other officials working closely with the OAU and the United Nations, to define how to implement an immediate ceasefire and to establish a mechanism to monitor compliance with ceasefire rules; On 10 July 1999 in Lusaka, the belligerents signed a ceasefire agreement in Lusaka, after a year of failed attempts by SADC and other agents of power to find a solution to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This war is the second to take place on the territory of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the space of two years and to oppose the allies of the first war: rebels supported by Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi have tried to overthrow Kabila by military option, while Zimbabwe, Angola and Namibia intervened on behalf of the SADC to protect the sovereignty of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the government of Kabila.

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