France Pledges Militarily Support for DRC

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France Pledges Militarily Support for DRC

Presidents of France, Emmanuel Macron has announced that France will be supporting the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) military.

President Macron made this pledge to DR Congo’s President, Felix Tshisekedi on the sidelines of the Paris Peace Forum in France.

“France is fully engaged at the side of DRC to fight armed groups which are destabilizing the country,” Macron told Tshisekedi at the meeting.

President Macron said the support would take on a military dimension and involve intelligence.

President Tshisekedi said he would love to see France being more present in Africa.

“When a friend is in difficulty, one helps,” he said.

The DRC recently launched an attack in the eastern region of the country against militias operating there.

Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) is one of the most significant militia group fighting against east Africa. The ADF formed in 1996 has now formed alliances with others militias based in the DRC’s Eastern Region.

President Macron also called on countries in East Africa to engage themselves with President Tshisekedi in combating terrorism in the region.

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