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Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Armando Emílio Guebuza, President of the Republic of Mozambique and Chair of the Southern African Development Community

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 24 February 2013

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Armando Emílio Guebuza, President of the Republic of Mozambique and Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

The Secretary-General commended the role of SADC in the search for a lasting solution to the crisis in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They also discussed the Secretary-General's intention to propose to the Security Council the deployment of an Intervention Brigade within the UN mission in the DRC, MONUSCO. The Secretary-General welcomed SADC member states' expression of interest to volunteer and contribute to such a Brigade. They pledged to maintain close cooperation between their organizations to ensure the success of the comprehensive approach to the crisis.

The Secretary-General also discussed the role of his envisaged Special Envoy in supporting the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the DRC and the region.


Readouts on 24 February 2013