Democratic Republic of Congo – Statement by the president of the UN Security Council (January 4, 2017)

France welcomes the adoption on January 4 of a statement by the president of the UN Security Council on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This statement, which was unanimously adopted on France’s proposal, reflects the international community’s unity in support of the political agreement signed on December 31, thanks to the mediation efforts of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO).

The Security Council stresses the expectations of the partners with respect to swiftly implementing the agreement and resolving the pending issues. The elections should be held by the end of 2017 at the latest.

The international community is of course ready to support all efforts to ensure the success of the ongoing process.

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