The Security Council will go to the Democratic Republic of Congo on 17 April. The main goal of this visit is to hold discussions with the Congolese authorities and all the concerned parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo to prepare the reconfiguration of the mandate of the MONUC and to discuss the future of the United Nations presence in Congo.
The Council will remain in Kinshasa for two days and will be back in New York on 20 April. The program of this visit includes meetings with President Kabila and the Congolese authorities, the Prime Minister, Ministers, parliamentarians, discussions with MONUC, with the UN agencies which are present in Congo and meetings with the civil society.
The Security Council will go to Congo with an open mind to open a dialogue with the Congolese authorities so we can assist the Congolese authorities in the best way for the consolidation of its authorities on all its territory.
Read the transcript of Ambassador Araud’s remarks to the press on 13 April 2010 concerning this Security Council mission.
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