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EU offers to pay DRC diplomacy costs

[Cote d'Ivoire] Mural in Korhogo, in rebel-held north of the country. [Date picture taken: March 2006]
Peinture murale à Korhogo, dans le nord occupé par la rébellion (Pauline Bax/IRIN)

The European Union (EU) has offered to meet the costs of President Frederick Chiluba's shuttle diplomacy in the quest for a peaceful solution to the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), news organisations reported on Monday.

Zambia has been mandated by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to coordinate the DRC peace efforts. Chiluba was quoted as telling a news conference the EU had offered to meet the costs including those incurred by his frequent visits for talks with leaders in neighbouring African nations and beyond.

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