Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo will hold talks with the UN mission in the country, Monusco, on the withdrawal of UN peacekeepers, local media reported, citing government spokesperson Patrick Muyaya.
The announcement came after President Félix Tshisekedi chaired a meeting with the presidents of the two chambers of parliament, the prime minister and officials from the eastern North Kivu province, the BBC reported.
Activists accusing the UN mission of failing to stop a decades-long rebellion in the east of the country have staged deadly protests demanding the expulsion of MONUSCO.
Protests erupted in the North Kivu capital, Goma, on July 25 and have since spread thereafter.
Mr Muyaya said on Monday that a total of 36 people, including four UN peacekeepers, have been killed following the protests.