Few people were in the confidence. But as soon as made public by the distribution of a photo ofEmmanuel Macron surrounded by Paul Kagame et Felix Tshisekedi, this lunch between the three presidents, September 21 on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York did not fail to arouse many reactions. Indeed, France had never before appeared on the front line in attempts to settle the new crisis between the two neighboring countries. However, last June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs 700 !important”>Catherine Colonna had already exchanged with her Congolese and then Rwandan counterparts, Christophe Lutundula et Vincent Biruta.
Eastern DRC: the shadow diplomacy of French intelligence
According to sources in Kinshasa and Paris, an agreement on a withdrawal “as soon as possible” of the men of the M23 from Congolese territory, and in particular from the town of Bunagana, taken in June by the rebels, has been reached.