UN envoy calls for end to hostilities in eastern DR CongoListen /
The top United Nations envoy to the Great Lakes region of Africa has called on all parties to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to immediately stop military confrontations in the eastern part of the country.
Mary Robinson, the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General to the Great Lakes Region, spoke in Kinshasa the capital of the DR Congo on Sunday at the start of her mission to the region.
The envoy, accompanied by officials from the UN mission in the DR Congo, the African Union and the European Union, is visiting the DR Congo, Uganda and Rwanda to bolster diplomatic efforts for peace in the eastern DRC and the region.
She said the DR Congo and the Great Lakes Region need peace, stability and economic development.
The UN envoy stressed that this can only be achieved by tackling the root causes of the conflict through a comprehensive political process.
Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.