DR Congo

DRC calls for sustainable peace in Great Lakes Region

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KINSHASA, Jun 27, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 's Minister for Foreign Affairs Alain Lubamba said here Wednesday that consolidation of sustainable peace in the Great Lakes Region is the only effective way of checking illegal and clandestine immigration in the DRC.

He urged the countries and institutions which took part in a Euro-African conference on immigration and development held in the Spanish capital of Madrid on June 21, to support efforts deployed by DRC's political authorities geared to implementing the government program.

Lubamba, who had represented DRC in the conference, underscored efforts deployed by his government after the elections, notably the creation of a post of vice-minister for foreign affairs, the creation of a border police unit, and promotion of regional integration by the revival of the Great Lakes Region Community.

Thousand of DRC's nationals who are living illegally in certain European countries will soon be repatriated to DRC.