In this largest country of the African continent, armed conflict has lasted for almost two decades with varying degrees of intensity, to facilitate the settlement of which, according to Security Council resolutions, the United Nations Stabilization Mission has been deployed.
At the meeting, the members of the Council expressed concern about the deteriorating humanitarian situation and the security situation caused by the activities of armed groups in the Kasai region and in the east of the country. A special report was made by Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations.
"Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the UN, Kairat Umarov, noted the importance of compliance by the Congo authorities with Security Council resolutions on the situation in this country, and also called on all interested sides to constructive dialogue and cooperation for the early stabilization of the situation", the message read.
The Kazakhstani diplomat underlined the importance of applying the concept of inseparable security ties and sustainable development to solve the problems of the African continent and ensure long-term peace.
According to the results of the session, the members of the Council called upon the Government of Congo and oppositional forces to create necessary conditions to promote the political process in the country, to prevent escalation of violation and to conduct transparent and inclusive elections in December 2018.