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Ambassador Haley Meets with Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ignace Gata Mavita wa Lufuta

Ambassador Haley noted the United States’ concerns about the reports of child soldiers and human rights violations coming out of the DRC, especially from the Kasai region

NEW YORK, United States of America, August 11, 2017/APO/ --

Ambassador Nikki Haley met with Ambassador Ignace Gata Mavita wa Lufuta, Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the United Nations. Ambassador Haley noted the United States’ concerns about the reports of child soldiers and human rights violations coming out of the DRC, especially from the Kasai region. Ambassador Haley and Ambassador Gata Mavita wa Lufuta discussed that it was important to end the cycle of violence and hold perpetrators of these crimes to account.

They also discussed the status of the DRC’s national elections, which remain pending, and Ambassador Haley underscored the need for the DRC to set a date for elections as soon as possible. She expressed her commitment to support the DRC in their efforts to address the significant humanitarian issues the country faces. Ambassador Haley and Ambassador Gata Mavita wa Lufuta expressed their shared concerns for the safety and welfare of the Congolese people and emphasized the importance of improving human rights in the DRC.

Distributed by APO on behalf of U.S. Mission to the United Nations.