- Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Mark Simmonds
- Part of:
- UK prosperity and security: Asia, Latin America and Africa, Conflict in fragile states, and Democratic Republic of the Congo
- 24 February 2013
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Foreign Office Minister Mark Simmonds has welcomed the Peace and Security Co-operation Framework signed by regional African leaders today.
The Peace and Security Co-operation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was signed in Addis Ababa today, commenting on the agreement 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.
More information about the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC.
Read the UN Secretary-General’s remarks about the Peace and Security Co-operation Framework.
Published: 24 February 2013