The 9th Summit of Regional Oversight Mechanism of Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for DRC and the region which opened in Kampala has closed.
The closure of the meeting saw host President, Yoweri Museveni, assuming the chairmanship of the Framework from his Congo Brazzaville counterpart, Denis Sasongweso, who ran the organization since last year.
In his maiden address to the Framework, President Museveni said time had come for Africans to lead a prosperous life.Mr Museveni, however, said prosperity can only come with peace among Africans hence the need to end internal conflicts.
President Edgar Lungu was among Heads of State and Government who attended the meeting and addressed the delegates in his capacity as SADC chairperson of the organ for politics, peace and security.
In his address, President Lungu assured delegates from the SADC and Great Lakes regions that SADC was committed to ensuring that peace was restored in the DRC.He called for serious cooperation among SADC, the UN and AU to facilitate the end of the conflict in the DRC and other countries in the Great Lakes.
President Lungu has since left for Zambia.
He left Entebbe international airport at about 18:35 hours local time.