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Democratic Republic of Congo: Armed Conflict

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the detention and trial of General Nkunda; and if he will make a statement. (276703)

Our ambassador in Kinshasa has discussed the future of Laurent Nkunda, who remains in detention in Rwanda, at recent meetings with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Foreign Minister. Rwandan and DRC officials are looking at the handling of this issue, which the Foreign Minister has assured us will not impede the normalisation of relations between the two states.