PRESIDENT Evariste Ndayishimiye has promised that his country will help the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to fight rebel groups in the Eastern region by sending its troops to do the job.

The leader, whose soldiers have already entered the East of DRC to fight the Red Tabara rebels and contribute to the East African Community Army Force to bring peace to the East of the DRC, has asked the international community to help the DRC overcome the problem.

"Burundi will not tire of contributing its soldiers for peace in countries at war.

We will do so based on the principles of the United Nations, the African Union and other agreements," said Ndayishimiye.

He added: "Currently our soldiers are protecting peace in Somalia and Central Africa.

Burundi is committed to helping restore peace in the DRC under the agreement of the East African Community.”

"I take this opportunity to ask the international community to support the Nairobi agreement, to help the DRC."