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Democratic Republic of Congo: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects the additional troops for MONUC authorised by UN Security Council Resolution 1843 on 20 November to be deployed. (243155)

We aim to secure reinforcements for the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) as quickly as possible, and will continue with our efforts to bring this about, including by lobbying potential troop contributing countries. An adequately-resourced UN peacekeeping mission is essential to ensure long-term humanitarian assistance and military support for political processes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.