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Visit of His Excellency the DRC Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Interior, Security and Customary Affairs and Chair of the RECSA Council of Ministers to Nairobi, Republic of Kenya
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Visit of His Excellency the DRC Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Interior, Security and Customary Affairs and Chair of the RECSA Council of Ministers to Nairobi, Republic of Kenya

On 28th – 30th January 2021, H.E Gilbert KANKONDE MALAMBA, Vice Prime Minister & Minister of Interior, Security and Customary Affairs ­ DRC who is also the Chairperson  of the RECSA Council of Ministers visited the RECSA Secretariat  Headquarters in Nairobi.

This  was  a  testament of  the commitment of the  government of the Democratic  Republic  of Congo to  support  and  facilitate  RECSA’s  main objective   of  preventing,  controlling  and  reducing  the proliferation of small arms and  light  weapons in the Great Lakes Region,the Horn of Africa and Bordering States.

During his visit, the RECSA Council of Ministers  (CoM) Chairperson:

  • Was received   by the   RECSA  Executive   Secretary   – Lt.  Badreldin  Elamin  Abdelgadir.  He appreciated the  maiden  visit  of the    CoM  Chairperson    and   assured   him   of   the   unwavering dedication of the Secretariat  to achieve its mandate;
  • Met with E Dr. Fred MATIANGi – the  Cabinet  Secretary  of the Ministry  of Interior  and Coordination  of National Government (the Vice  Chairperson   of  RECSA Council  of  Ministers.)  During  this meeting,  the  two  Principals  made  a  commitment to  convene  the 10th Council of Ministers meeting in April 2021 in Kinshasa;
  • Held a number of meetings with National Focal Point Coordinators on SALW from  both  Kenya  & DRC as well as  RECSA Secretariat staff;

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