KINSHASA - Kampala and Kinshasa have agreed on the modalities for the implementation of the Ituri Pacification Commission (IPC) and for the withdrawal of Ugandan forces in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The agreement was reached in the Angolan capital, Luanda.
A preparatory committee charged with overseeing a calendar of anticipated events was also put in place and scheduled to first meet on Monday in Bunia. Presidents Joseph Kabila and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda met on February 9 and 10 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and pledged to abide by the Luanda agreement.
They also agreed to normalise relations between the two countries.
They signed an amendment to allow for a new timetable for setting up the IPC.
The new protocol follows reports of rising tension in the Ituri Province, eastern DR Congo, between various Congolese ethnic groups and rebel movements which are opposing the government of President Kabila.
Uganda, DR Congo Agree On Ituri