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Minister for Africa welcomes new Framework Agreement for eastern DRC

By United Kingdom - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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LONDON, United-Kingdom, February 25, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Commenting on the signing in Addis Ababa today of the Peace and Security Co-operation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mark Simmonds, the Minister for Africa said:

“I welcome the new peace agreement to help cement stability in eastern DRC which was signed today. To end this cycle of violence we need a lasting solution and I welcome the strategic review of the UN Peacekeeping Mission, MONUSCO, and the commitment to security sector reform.

“This agreement offers real hope to the people of the region for a secure, stable and economically sound future. The UK is committed to playing a positive role in its implementation. We will work closely with countries involved, with the UN Special Envoy once appointed, and through the Security Council to ensure that all parties deliver on their commitments in pursuit of a sustainable peace and a more prosperous future.”