The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Basile Ikouebe, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Congo.
The Secretary-General and the Minister for Foreign Affairs discussed the situation in the Republic of Congo, including the recent legislative elections and Government’s efforts to address the aftermath of the 4 March 2012 Ammunition explosion with the support of the United Nations.
They exchanged views on ways to promote good neighbourly relations among all states in the Central African region as well as the deployment of a neutral International force in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Secretary-General also encouraged the Republic of Congo to ratify the Kinshasa Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) in Central Africa.