JUNE 30, 2010: Report of the Security Council mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 13 to 16 May 2010

Report of the Security Council mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 13 to 16 May 2010
 
SOURCE: United Nations Security Council
 
1. In a letter dated 4 May 2010 (S/2010/187/Add.1), the President of the Security Council informed the Secretary-General of the Council's intention to send a mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 13 to 16 May 2010. The terms of reference of the mission are set out in annex I to the present report.

2. The Security Council mission met with the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kabila Kabange, at Inga, Bas-Congo Province. In Kinshasa, the mission met with the Prime Minister, Adolphe Muzito, and Government ministers, including the Vice-Prime Minister for the Interior and Security, the Minister of International and Regional Cooperation and the Minister of Justice. The mission met with the President of the Senate, Léon Kengo wa Dondo, and members of the Senate Bureau, as well as with the President of the National Assembly, Evariste Boshab, and representatives of political parties represented in the Parliament, including the parliamentary opposition. The mission also met with the President of the Independent Electoral Commission, Abbé Apollinaire Malu Malu; representatives of civil society organizations from Equateur, Orientale, North and South Kivu Provinces and of international non-governmental organizations; and senior staff of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), the United Nations country team and the World Bank. This was the Council's eleventh mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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