Congo Watch: Envoys complete second round of talks in region to end crisis in DR Congo

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Envoys complete second round of talks in region to end crisis in DR Congo

From UN HQ, New York, highlights of the noon briefing by Michele Montas, Spokesperson for Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Tuesday, December 02, 2008:
ENVOYS COMPLETE SECOND ROUND OF TALKS IN REGION TO END CRISIS IN D.R. CONGO

The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo Olusegun Obasanjo and Co-Facilitator former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa have completed their second round of consultations in the region beginning late last week.
 
On Thursday, the Mr. Obasanjo met with President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of the Congo
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On Friday, the Co-Facilitators consulted with President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as with the Foreign Minister of that country.
 
On Saturday they met with the Head of the National Congress in Defense of the People (CNDP), Laurent Nkunda.
 
The Special Envoy intends to remain closely engaged with the principals and other actors in the region.
 
He looks forward to the holding of a second regional summit of Heads of State, tentatively scheduled for mid-December 2008.

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