Source: Ministry of Defence Rwanda
Ambassador R. Barrie Walkley, USA special advisor to Great Lakes met on 30th January 2012 with the Minister of Defence, Gen James Kabarebe at Rwanda Defence Forces(RDF) headquarters and discussed regional security issue.
Gen Kabarebe briefed Ambassador Walkley on the strategies RDF has put in place to fight the genocidal forces of FDLR that is a major hindrance to security in Great Lakes Region. He also told him how the joint military cooperation between Rwanda and DRC has been fruitful in annihilating the FDLR which have lost their bases.
The recent joint intelligence operations have strongly weakened the FDLR completely and forced many to return in Rwanda where they are reintegrated in the society. Ambassador Walkley said that the present reduction of the rebels is a good sign of eventual total defeat of FDLR, leading towards total security in the region.