UN chief says he'll meet leaders of Congo and Rwanda very soon to help resolve Congo crisis
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he will meet the leaders of Congo and Rwanda very soon to help resolve the crisis in eastern Congo, the Associated Press reported.
Ban told reporters Monday that Congo's President Joseph Kabila and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame said they are prepared to meet with him. The secretary-general said he expects the meeting to be held this weekend or early next week and is prepared to travel to Africa if necessary.
He said the African Union is also organizing a summit to address the conflict in eastern Congo sometime in November.
Stressing that there must be a political solution to the recent fighting, Ban said he was encouraged that Kabila and Kagame have begun a high-level dialogue, though they haven't met face-to-face yet.