BY JAMES KARUHANGA
GASABO – Parliament yesterday, heard that there was currently a “four plus four” high-level bilateral framework, in which four Rwandan officials, have met twice with their counterparts in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to set up a joint operational plan to do away with the FDLR. This announcement was made during a parliamentary briefing by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and that of Defence.
The ministers had been summoned by parliament to shed light on the regions security, especially the war in neighbouring DRC and its impact on Rwanda.
Defence Minister Gen. Marcel Gatsinzi told parliament that “Intelligence officials this week have been meeting in Gisenyi to see how this plan can be implemented. Since the recent reshuffle in leadership, you see some willingness to resolve this problem.”
Gatsinzi told lawmakers that it was resolved recently that Rwanda could have a role in the conception of an operational plan to root out the FDLR.