France welcomes the UN Security Council’s unanimous adoption of the resolution renewing MONUSCO’s mandate for one year.
This mission will continue to offer support for peace and stability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by focusing on the protection of civilians, advocating for the disarmament of armed groups, and providing support for security sector reform.
France also commends the lifting of the notification requirement for arms shipments and activities relating to military assistance in the DRC. That move came in response to a request by the Congolese authorities, which France, the author of this resolution, took into account. It has no bearing on the weapons embargo against the armed groups that are active in the country.