While most attention at the annual U.N. General Assembly in New York this week focuses on who’s saying what on the main stage, a host of significant meetings are taking place on the sidelines, where world leaders can conduct some speed-diplomacy on neutral turf. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seized the opportunity to sit down with Presidents Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame for an unannounced meeting on Monday to press both leaders to actively seek solutions to the end the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
“The secretary made no threats,” said a senior U.S. official speaking to Reuters. “But it is important for Rwanda to cease any support for any groups operating against the government of the DRC, and it is important for the DRC government to take steps to protect all of its citizens.”
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