DR of Congo: UN mission chief holds talks on repatriating Rwandan fighters

19 November 2003

The head of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) is in Rwanda today holding talks about the repatriation of Rwandan combatants currently in the DRC.

William Lacy Swing, the Special Representative of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan for the DRC, travelled to the Rwandan capital, Kigali, to speak to Rwandan authorities, according to a statement issued by MONUC.

The statement added that Mr. Swing would discuss MONUC's role in the disarmament, demobilization, repatriation, resettlement and reintegration of foreign armed groups in the DRC.

Earlier this week, Mr. Annan praised the voluntary repatriation of 100 high-level members of the rebel Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR) from the DRC back to Rwanda.


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