SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

26 April 2005
SC/8369

SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

26/04/2005
Press Release
SC/8369

SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO


Following is the press statement on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, delivered today by Security Council President Wang Guangya (China):


Members of the Council heard a briefing from Mr. Guéhenno on recent political developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the Transition is entering a key phase;


The possibility for the Council to send a number of its Ambassadors on a mission to Kinshasa was discussed; a decision on this matter would be taken at a later stage, when the Council deems it appropriate;


Members of the Council encouraged the Congolese parties to carry through their political process in full respect of the principles set out in the Global and All-inclusive Agreement;


The Security Council remains committed to support this process, including through its strong support for the action of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and of the International Committee in Support of the Transition (CIAT) in Kinshasa.


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