By Ahura Mujuni Mark
M23 rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo have agreed with Kabila’s government to review the The Congolese rebel group, M23, and Kinshasa government on Wednesday agreed to review the agreement signed in 2009 between the government and the CNDP, the precursor of M23.
In March 2009, the CNDP rebels signed a peace treaty with the government, in which it agreed to become a political party in exchange for the release of its imprisoned members.The rebels have been fighting in Eastern Congo ,displacing and killing people from April accusing government of failing to respect the agreement.
During the talks facilitated by Uganda’s Minister for Defense ,Dr.Chrispus Kiyonga on Wednesday ,the two parties agreed to review the agreement by looking at all the clauses.
The review will look at the clauses of the agreement that were implemented and violated by the government and the CNDP to help both parties reach a consensus for further negotiations. The rest of the peace talks, according to Dr. Kiyonga, will be conducted in four phases.
The first phase is the review of the agreement and the second is the discussion of security issues in the region. The third phase will review the social, political and economic concerns of both parties while the last phase would establish evaluation mechanisms for the final agreement.