The Council of Ministers of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) has agreed to send a verification mission to Burundi and Rwanda to assess the reasons causes of tension between the two countries regarding the violation of the organisation’s security pact, APA learns here Sunday.According to the Angolan Press Agency, the decision to send the fact-finding mission was reached during a meeting of the ICGLR ministers held on the sidelines of the ongoing 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Angolan Foreign Affairs Minister Georges Chikoti, who chairs the ICGLR Council of Ministers, said the meeting discussed mainly the tension between Rwanda and Burundi.
He revealed that Burundi blames the forces or elements who sought shelter in Rwanda for causing trouble in its territory in violation of the pact on security, stability and development in the Great Lakes region.
He said the ministers called on Rwanda to cease supporting the Burundi rebels.
The minister also said that Burundi authorities have informed on the progress already achieved in their country, including the elections, the government of national reconciliation and creation of a commission to allow a debate on the issue of peace and stability.