Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H. E. Mr. Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Secretary-General met today H.E. Mr. Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They exchanged views on the political and security situation in the DRC and the implementation of the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).
The Secretary-General encouraged the Government to take the necessary measures to ease political tensions in order to pave the way for peaceful and credible presidential and legislative elections in accordance with the Constitution.
The Secretary-General also encouraged the Government of the DRC to continue pursuing a strategic dialogue with MONUSCO, including the joint development of an exit strategy for the Mission.
The Secretary-General underlined the importance of the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, and hoped that the Paris Agreement on Climate Change signed yesterday would soon be ratified in the DRC.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.