Luanda, Angola — The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Chiefs of Defense Staff and Chiefs of Intelligence and Security Services are meeting today in Luanda, Angola preceding the meeting of Ministers of Defence which will take place on 12th May, 2015 to discuss on the Security and humanitarian situation in the region with special focus on Republic of Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of South Sudan and the menace of terrorism.
The meeting convened by the Republic of Angola as the Chair of ICGLR, will receive reports from the Expanded Joint Verification Mechanism and Joint Intelligence Fusion Centre. Will also receive briefs on the security and humanitarian situation from the Chiefs of Defence Staff from Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of South Sudan, Central African Republic, Republic of Burundi. The Chief of Intelligence and Security Services of the Republic of Kenya will brief the meeting on the threat of terrorism in the Great Lakes Region.
The meeting of Ministers of Defence preceding the Summit of Heads of States and Government on 18th May, 2015 in Luanda Angola, will consider the report of the meeting of Chiefs of Defense Staff and Chiefs of Intelligence and Security Services and the Briefs from the Ministers of Defence from Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of South Sudan, Center African Republic, Republic of Burundi and Republic of Kenya.
ICGLR Member States are: Republic of Angola, Republic of Burundi, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Rwanda, Republic of Sudan, Republic of South Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Uganda and Republic of Zambia.
The meetings will also be attended by representatives of the African Union, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) and the Office of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region.