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Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Ambassador: William J. Garvelink | Background Notes | USAID Page

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U.S. Support for Troop Increase
(Nov. 20): Do we support the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s proposal for additional UN troops to Congo? What is our reaction to the French-sponsored draft resolution being discussed in the United Nations Security Council today that would make good on this proposal?  Taken Question

Humanitarian Situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo
(Oct. 28): The United States is deeply concerned by the worsening humanitarian situation in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Full Text

Statements by General Nkunda in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
(Oct. 6): The U.S. calls on the international community to support the GDRC as it works to consolidate its democracy and capacity to govern justly its entire territory.  The U.S. opposes all those who seek to foment instability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Full Text

Situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo
(Sept. 23): The United States condemns the renewed fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and calls on all parties to cease hostilities immediately, accept the disengagement plan put forth by the U.N. Mission in the Congo, and recommit themselves to full participation in the Amani process. Full Text

U.S. Leads Ministerial Conference on Transboundary Conservation with Rwanda, DROC, and Uganda
(July 10): Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment and Science Claudia A. McMurray, in conjunction with the Central Albertine Rift Transboundary Core Secretariat will convene a ministerial conference in Gisenyi, Rwanda from July 14-15.  Full Text

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