New York

20 March 2013

Readout of the Secretary-General's meeting with H.E. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda

The Secretary-General met H.E. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda today.  They discussed the situation in the eastern DRC and the region following the signing of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework as an instrument to address the root causes of instability in the Great Lakes region.  They agreed on the importance of working closely with the Secretary-General's Special Envoy, Mrs Mary Robinson, in order to support the signatories in implementing the Framework.  The Secretary-General also underlined the need for all States of the region to cooperate with the International Criminal Court, and welcomed the surrender of Bosco Ntaganda to the US Embassy in Kigali.