If You Want Peace In DRC, Resign: Top French Minister Tells Kabila
The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila, must abide by the constitution and step down at the end of his current term, France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Mark Ayrault said in an interview with francophone current affairs channel, TV5.
Mr Ayrault was renewing a call he issued last week when addressing students in Paris. This time, he addressed criticism that France is meddling in Congolese internal affairs, arguing his country is not alone in reminding Kabila to play by the rules.
“President Kabila must set the example. He must abide by the constitution. If sanctions are needed, we will resort to sanctions,” Ayrault said.