28 October 2013
Security Council
SC/11163
AFR/2733
PKO/381

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council Press Statement on attacks against United Nations Organization


Stabilization Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo


The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Agshin Mehdiyev ( Azerbaijan):


The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attacks by M23 rebel group against the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) in North Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing one Tanzanian peacekeeper.


The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the family of the peacekeeper killed in the attack, as well as to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and to MONUSCO.  They called on the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo swiftly to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.


They also expressed their condolences for the loss of civilian lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and in Rwanda following shells landing on its territory.


The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support for MONUSCO and called on all parties to cooperate fully with the Mission.


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