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Statement by Ambassador WU Haitao after Voting on the Security Council Draft Resolution on MONUSCO

2018/03/27

In recent years, the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been actively advancing the peace process and enhancing capacity-building in the area of security and governance, and China commends those efforts. Meanwhile, the country is still facing multiple challenges on the political, security and humanitarian fronts and needs the ongoing support and assistance of the international community.

The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has played an important role in maintaining peace and stability there, and the international community should continue to support it in implementing its mandate. Against that backdrop, China voted in favour of the Council’s adoption today of resolution 2409 (2018), which extends MONUSCO’s mandate.

China has always maintained that in providing assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the international community should ensure that its Government takes the lead in resolving its own issues and that its sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity is fully respected, helping it to strengthen its own security so that it can achieve peace and stability on its own.

China has always supported a peace process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and has taken an active part in peacekeeping operations there. We have also provided humanitarian assistance, such as medicine and food, and we have actively participated in its reconstruction and economic and social development. China stands ready to work with the international community to continue to play a constructive role in achieving peace, stability and development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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