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Botswana, Zimbabwe concerned about instability in DRC


The 30th Zimbabwe-Botswana Joint Permanent Commission on Defence and Security expressed concern over the continued instability in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and political impasse in Lesotho, a joint communiqué from the two countries stated Tuesday.The commission hoped for a speedy resolution to all issues impeding democratic principles.

The commission also expressed hope that the government of Mozambique and RENAMO would continue to make efforts to reach out to each other.

The commission further expressed concern over the recurring cases of terrorist activities on the African Continent particularly in Central Africa, East Africa, West Africa and the Maghreb region and further noted the potential link between transnational organised crime and terrorism.

In that regard, the Commission called on all parties to cut the demand and supply chain for all the commodities fuelling terrorism in the regions.

In the meantime, the commission noted the progress made on the reaffirmation of the international border between Botswana and Zimbabwe and encouraged responsible authorities to conclude the exercise with a view to meet the African Union Border Reaffirmation Programme deadline of 2017.


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