Democratic Republic of the Congo – Political situation (April 26, 2016)


France expresses its concern over challenges to the political debate in DRC, as reflected by the events of the past few days in Lubumbashi and Kinshasa.

Fundamental liberties must be respected.

We underscore our commitment to the establishment of a free, transparent and peaceful electoral process in compliance with the Congolese Constitution, a goal set by the UN Security Council in resolution 2277 of March 30, 2016. This process entails the establishment of a calm political debate without restrictions on those with a mandate to participate.