DRC / SOUTH KIVU SRSG KEITA

DRC / SOUTH KIVU SRSG KEITA
03-Aug-2023 00:07:18
Following the transition plan of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) withdrawal from the country, the head of the mission, Bintou Keita, travelled to South Kivu province. MONUSCO

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STORY: DRC / SOUTH KIVU SRSG KEITA
TRT: 07:18
SOURCE: MONUSCO
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: NATS

DATELINE: 17 - 22 JULY 2023, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

SHOTLIST:

17 JULY 2023, BUKAVU, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

1. Med shot, helicopter
2. Med shot, helicopter landing
3. Med shot, delegation arrives, greetings

18 JULY 2023, SOUTH KIVU, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

4. Med shot, UN vehicles crossing bridge
5. Wide shot, National anthem of DRC, from left to right - Khassim Diagne, Head of office MONUSCO South Kivu, Cecilia Piazza, Deputy Special Representative for Protection and Operations, Lieutenant General Otávio Rodrigues De Miranda Filho, Force Commander, SRSG, Marc Malago, Vice-Governor and Acting Governor of South Kivu, local authorities of Kalehe
6. Med shot, speaking
7. Med shot, Vice-Governor and Acting Governor of South Kivu Marc Malago speaking
8. Various shots, ribbon-cutting ceremony
9. Various shots, SRSG, MONUSCO delegation, Chinese peacekeepers, South Kivu governor, guests and local population walking on the bridge
10. Various shots, bridge

21 JULY 2023, UVIRA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

11. Med shot, arrival and greeting
12. Med shot, walking to the Pakistani base
13. Various shots, greeting ceremony
14. Med shot, meeting with Congolese armed Forces (FARDC) South Kivu General
15. Various shots, meeting with women and youth of Uvira (civil society and political leaders) discussing about MONUSCO transition, the assessment of the work done and theirs needs

21 JULY 2023, MIKENGE, SOUTH KIVU, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

16. Various shots, walking to the Pakistani base, close to the SRSG with the blue cap - Pakistani Battalion Commander, with the red hat - Congolese armed Forces (FARDC) South-Kivu General
17. Various shots, briefing on the security situation of the territory by the Pakistani peacekeepers
18. Various shots, Pakistani base
19. Various shots, SRSG talking with internally displaced people on their needs and MONUSCO transition
20. Various shots, IDPs camp, peacekeepers patrol interacting with people

22 JULY 2023, UVIRA, SOUTH KIVU

21. Various shots, greeting ceremony at Jordanian Peacekeepers Base
22. Various shots, meeting women peacekeepers
23. Various shots, departing

STORYLINE:

Following the transition plan of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) withdrawal from the country, the head of the mission Bintou Keita travelled to South Kivu province.

Bintou Keita, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and head of MONUSCO, met local authorities, peacekeepers, communities of internally displaced people and discussed transfer of MONUSCO’s responsibilities, including the protection of civilians, to the Government of the DRC.

According to the mission, MONUSCO is working closely with the authorities to ensure that national capacities meet minimum-security requirements to allow for a responsible drawdown of the Mission.

The Special Representative also visited the handover ceremony of a temporary bridge over the Luzira river in the territory of Kalehe. The bridge was rebuilt by Chinese peacekeepers.

Keita also visited bases in Mikenge and Uvira. In Mikenge, 5,000 displaced persons are depending on protection from MONUSCO blue helmets. Fleeing armed groups, the displaced set up their camp near the MONUSCO Pakistani base.

In Uvira, Keita visited the MONUSCO Jordanian base and met with women peacekeepers.
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