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Uganda to Host Congo Peace Meeting

Information, Communication and Technology Minister, Frank Tumwebaze while addressing cabinet journalists on Mondays cabinet decisions said the meeting is slated to take place on 18th October at Commonwealth Resort, Munyonyo.
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  Uganda will next month host the 9th high-level Meeting of the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

Information, Communication and Technology Minister, Frank Tumwebaze while addressing cabinet journalists on Monday's cabinet decisions said the meeting is slated to take place on 18th October at Commonwealth Resort, Munyonyo.

The regional oversight mechanism focuses on promoting peace and security of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. 

The mechanism was set up in 2013 by regional countries in cooperation with regional and international bodies to consolidate peace and security in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and promote cooperation between the governments of the region.

Countries subscribing to this mechanism include Angola, Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, the DRC, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, Kenya and Sudan. 

The mechanism provides for two governance structures; the Regional Oversight Mechanism (ROM) and the Technical Support Committee (TSC). The African Union and the United Nations are the co-chairs for the peace support committee framework on governance mechanisms while are the African Union, United Nations, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are the guarantors. 

The Regional Oversight Mechanism is the main oversight body under the Peace Security and Corporation framework. It meets once a year to review progress on the implementation of the national and regional commitments of the signatory countries. 

Tumwebaze said Uganda will use the meeting to emphasise its critical role in dealing with issues of peace and regional conflicts. 

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The 2017 meeting was convened by Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of the Congo.

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