Posted by: africanpressorganization | 30 August 2008

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO / DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL

 

 

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo / Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General

  

KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) August 30, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Alan Doss, has condemned the recent fighting between the Congolese Army and rebels from the National Congress for People’s Defence.  The Special Representative called on the parties to exercise restraint, return to their initial positions and avoid any actions that might escalate the situation.

 

Meanwhile, the UN, European Union and Rwandan officials met Wednesday in Kigali in preparation for Monday’s Joint Monitoring Group meeting in Kinshasa.  Among other issues, they discussed disarmament and repatriation of the DRC [ Democratic Republic of the Congo]-based armed group, the FDLR (Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda).  There is a press release upstairs on this subject.

 

SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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