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António Guterres, UN Secretary-General at the opening of the 11th high-level meeting of the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region
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Opening remark by António Guterres, UN Secretary-General at the opening of the 11th high-level meeting of the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region
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On 6 May 2023, the Republic of Burundi will host the 11th high-level meeting of the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the region in Bujumbura. The meeting is organized with the support of the Guarantor institutions of the Framework agreement, namely the United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU), the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

The meeting will review progress and challenges in the implementation of the commitments under the Framework signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 24 February 2013. The meeting will also focus on the full implementation of the decisions made in the Nairobi and Luanda peace processes, as well as the harmonization of both processes.

The meeting will also discuss the contribution of the Contact and Coordination Group on Non-Military Measures to efforts aimed at strengthening security cooperation for the eradication of armed groups in eastern DRC. The meeting will also consider a draft roadmap for the revitalization of the Framework Agreement with a view to giving it a new impetus in order to respond more effectively to peace and security concerns in the region.