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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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Readout of the Secretary-General’s call with H.E. Mr. Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

New York, 7 January 2015

The Secretary-General spoke on the phone and reviewed the situation in the DRC with H.E. Mr. Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on 7 January 2015.

The Secretary-General reiterated that the FDLR has failed to deliver on its promise to disarm and that the deadline of 2 January had expired without significant results.  The Secretary-General called for decisive action against the armed group.

The Secretary-General welcomed the President’s assurance that his Government was ready to take action and noted that MONUSCO was ready to engage with the FARDC.