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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday congratulated the leader of the rebel Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC) Jean Pierre Bemba following his election as Prime Minister designate of the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
According to a press release issued in Kampala by the President’s Press Secretary, Mary Karooro Okurutu, Bemba held an audience with Museveni earlier in the day at his Nakasero State House in the Ugandan capital.
Without giving details, the release said Bemba briefed Museveni on the outcome of the eight-week inter Congolese dialogue that ended recently in Sun City, South Africa.
Uganda backs the MLC while Rwanda supports the other main DRC rebel group, the Rally for Congolese Democracy (RCD), which refused to sign the Sun City accord, which envisages to retain President Joseph Kabila as transitional head of state.
Kabila, who is leading a DRC government delegation, also held talks with Museveni in Kampala Tuesday.