Submit this form
Home News Videos Music Pictures Facebook Twitter Friends Newsletter Podcasts Mobile RSS
Kabila Is Open to Dialogue with Tshisekedi, Government Spokesman Says

Previous article | Next

ACP - February 22, 2012

Information Minister Lambert Mende
Lambert Mende during a press conference on 1.3.2012 in Kinshasa | Enlarge
Information Minister Lambert Mende told a news conference on Tuesday that the door for dialogue with opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi remains open.

“Mr. Tshisekedi is a valid spokesman for the opposition and its most important leader,” Mr. Mende said. However, he deplored the fact that Mr. Tshisekedi’s party, the UDPS, has asked its newly-elected Members of Parliament to boycott the body or risk being expelled.

Reacting to a call by the United States for an inclusive government in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mr. Mende, who is also the government spokesman, reiterated President Joseph Kabila’s commitment to openness expressed in his inaugural address.

“Mr. Tshisekedi has responded with a categorical refusal, going as far as to ask for the president to be brought to him in handcuffs,” Mr. Mende said. He added that, nonetheless, the door for dialogue with the leader of the UDPS is still open.

“Lines of contact still exist. We wait for a willingness to be expressed. Then, contacts could be made,” Mr. Mende said, deploring Mr. Tshisekedi’s rejection of dialogue. “The country cannot stop working,” he warned.

The government spokesman also said that if President Kabila were to appoint Mr. Tshisekedi as the Prime Minister, his allies of the Presidential Majority would have no objection, as long as this contributes to the success of the president’s agenda for the Democratic Republic of Congo.


On the web: Congo News Agency


Related articles


  1. Etienne Tshisekedi Evacuated to Belgium for Medical Treatment (August 16, 2014)
  2. Kerry Calls on Kabila to Honor Constitution (May 4, 2014)
  3. Kerry in DR Congo for Security Talks (May 3, 2014)
  4. Death toll in Lake Albert boat accident rises to 251 (March 27, 2014)
  5. DR Congo Takes Chairmanship of COMESA at Summit in Kinshasa (February 26, 2014)
  6. Colonel Mamadou Ndala Is Killed in Ambush (January 2, 2014)
  7. DR Congo, M23 Rebels Sign Declarations Marking End of Kampala Peace Talks (December 12, 2013)
  8. DR Congo Honors Nelson Mandela, Hero and Model for Humanity (December 6, 2013)
  9. Congo Will Not Sign a 'Peace Deal' With Defeated M23 Rebels, Government Says (November 6, 2013)
  10. Congo Army Takes Control of Mbuzi Hill From M23 Rebels (November 4, 2013)
  11. Kabila Congratulates Congo Army for Defeating M23 Rebels (October 30, 2013)
  12. Congo Army Dislodges M23 Rebels From Strategic Town of Kibumba (October 26, 2013)
  13. DR Congo Will Defend Itself Against an Attack by Rwanda, Government Says (August 31, 2013)
  14. Mortar Shells From Rwanda Kill Civilians in Eastern Congo (August 23, 2013)
  15. DR Congo Asks Rwanda to Turn Over M23 Rebel Leaders (July 26, 2013)
  16. M23 Rebels in Disarray in Eastern Congo, Says Government Spokesman (July 19, 2013)
  17. 120 M23 Rebels Killed in East, Government Says (July 15, 2013)
  18. DR Congo Eases Process for Starting a New Business (June 3, 2013)
  19. Regional Leaders Sign DR Congo Peace Deal (February 24, 2013)
  20. The M23 Rebels Want to Overthrow Kabila? Nonsense (November 28, 2012)
  21. Protests Against M23 Rebels, Government and UN Spread (November 22, 2012)
  22. Thousands Protest M23 Capture of Goma, Turn on Government and UN (November 21, 2012)
  23. DR Congo Will Not Negotiate With M23 Rebels, Government Says (November 19, 2012)
  24. DR Congo Officials Vow to Defend Goma Against M23 Rebels (November 19, 2012)
  25. At high-level meeting, Ban urges political solution to crisis in eastern DR Congo (September 27, 2012)
  26. US Cuts Military Aid to Rwanda Over Support to Rebels in DR Congo (July 21, 2012)
  27. DR Congo, Rwanda Sign Pact to Fight Rebels in Eastern Congo (July 15, 2012)
  28. Congo Government Says Bosco Ntaganda Rebels Trained in Rwanda (June 10, 2012)
  29. Congo Army Advances On Rebels Holdout, Says Official (June 5, 2012)
  30. Police Investigate Former Prime Minister for Corruption (May 14, 2012)


Live TV Congo Radio en ligne Radio
 


Make Congo Planet Your Home Page | Facebook | Twitter | Contact Us | About Us | Version en Francais | French Edition

© 2014 CongoPlanet.com. All rights reserved.