PRESS STATEMENT BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT ON DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

19 February 2002
SC/7303

PRESS STATEMENT BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT ON DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

19/02/2002
Press Release
SC/7303


PRESS STATEMENT BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT ON DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO


Following is today’s statement to the press on the Democratic Republic of the Congo by Security CouncilPresident Adolfo Aguilar Zinser (Mexico):


Members of the Council held a substantive meeting with Amos Namanga Ngongi, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to discuss the report of the Secretary-General, which was favourably received.  They express the intention to prepare a draft presidential statement as a follow-up action.


However, in view of the imminent opening of the meeting which is scheduled to start next Monday in Sun City, South Africa, members of the Council wished to take a stand today on the inter-Congolese dialogue.  They expressed full support to President Masire, Facilitator of the inter-Congolese dialogue, and his team.  They launched a solemn appeal to all parties to participate in the Sun City meeting in a constructive spirit.


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