UN to meet Congo, Rwanda leaders on Congo crisis

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he will meet the leaders of Congo and Rwanda to help resolve the rebel conflict in eastern Congo.

Ban said Monday that Congo's President Joseph Kabila and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame said they are prepared to meet with him. The secretary-general said he expects the meeting to be this weekend or early next week and is prepared to travel to Africa if necessary.

Ban said he was encouraged that Kabila and Kagame have begun a high-level dialogue, though they haven't met in person.

Rebel leader Laurent Nkunda went on the offensive Aug. 28 and brought his fighters to the edge of Goma last week before declaring a unilateral cease-fire.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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