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DRC peace agreement to be signed February 24: UN

Published on Feb 18, 2013 5:56 AM

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will attend a signing ceremony next week in Addis Ababa for an accord aimed at pacifying the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, his spokesman said on Sunday.

Mr Ban's spokesman, Martin Nesirky, told AFP that invitations for the ceremony went out on Friday.

"He intends to be at the event on Feb 24 in Addis Ababa. All the invited presidents have committed to either be there or delegate power to sign," he said.

The Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Angola, Congo, South Africa and Tanzania are expected to sign the framework agreement, after refusing to do so at an African Union summit in Addis last month.

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