The presidents of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola have held talks in Luanda.
Joseph Kabila flew to Angola for the bilateral meeting with Jose Eduardo dos Santos.
Angola says it is keen to play mediator in the ongoing fighting between Congolese armed forces and the rebel forces led by General Laurent Nkunda.
The UN is desperate to avoid the situation sparking cross-border conflicts but Nkunda is believed to be supported by Rwanda, and there have been reports of Angolan soldiers fighting alongside the Congolese on the front line, something strongly denied by Dos Santos.
Ten central African states will meet for crisis talks in Luanda next week.