Security Council backs focus of southern African summit on conflict in DR of Congo

9 January 2002

Members of the Security Council today voiced their backing for an upcoming summit of southern African leaders and their efforts to end the ongoing fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

"Members of the Security Council expressed full support to the Heads of State and Government of the SADC [Southern African Development Community] for their strenuous efforts in finding a solution to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo," the Council's current President, Ambassador Jagdish Koonjul of Mauritius, said in a press statement.

The SADC Extraordinary Summit Meeting to discuss conflict situations in the region will be held on 14 January in Malawi.


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