An Inclusive Process to Bring Peace, Security and Development to North and South KivuStatement by Secretary Condoleezza Rice
January 11, 2008
The United States welcomes and supports the Kivus Conference on Peace, Security and Development. We see the Kivus Conference as the continuation of an inclusive process, first set forth at Lusaka and recently extended through the Nairobi and Ngurdoto communiqués, to resolve the underlying causes of conflict in eastern Congo and complete and urgently implement a framework for lasting peace.
We strongly believe this process is the best path toward achieving lasting peace and prosperity in the Kivus and support efforts by the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to bring peace to eastern Congo.
Released on January 11, 2008