Luanda – International Conference on Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Sunday hailed the unilateral ceasefire decision in the Central African Republic (CAR) announced by the President Faustin Touadéra, which has been in force since Friday.

This is expressed in a statement released on Sunday in Luanda, stating that

ICGLR has described the decision as a recognition that an open constructive dialogue among the forces is the best path to achieve the peace and stability in the central African country.

According to document, the ICGLR chairperson, João Lourenço, has learned, with great satisfaction, of the unilateral ceasefire decision throughout the CAR territory.

It adds that the ICGLR welcomes the progress made and urges all political and military actors to comply with the ceasefire and the principles of the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in the Central African Republic (APPR-RCA).

The document also states that the Agreement negotiated in Khartoum (Sudan) and signed on February 6, 2019 in Bangui (CAR), represents a reference in search for a lasting solution to the Central African crisis.

The organisation congratulated the CAR President Faustin Touadéra “on the firm and determined manner in which he has been responding to the recommendations emerged from the 3rd Mini-Summit of the ICGLR, held in Luanda on September 16, 2021.”

It reiterates that the ceasefire is a key factor for the success of the entire process, by creating a favourable climate that allows the progress to move on the path of the peace and national reconciliation.

According to ICGLR, the ceasefire also makes possible the implementation of the Joint Roadmap for Peace in CAR, approved at the 3rd Mini-Summit in Luanda, including the Demobilisation, Disarmament, Reintegration and Repatriation Programme.

Source: Angola Press News Agency