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Democratic Republic Of Congo

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 22 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in the formation of an inclusive transitional Government for the Democratic Republic of Congo. [113636]

There has been good progress on the formation of a transitional national Government (TNG) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since agreement on its establishment was reached on 2 April 2003 in Sun City (South Africa). Most candidates for the TNG have now been selected. We understand installation is envisaged in June 2003.The UK has been actively engaged with our African, EU and UN partners in promoting a peaceful resolution to the conflict in the DRC. We will continue to play our part, as a member of the International Committee for Support to the Transition, which is tasked with supporting the transitional process in the DRC.