GA / DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO TSHISEKEDI

20-Sep-2022 00:02:53
The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, called upon the United Nations to become more actively involved in the fight against terrorism in the country and the Great Lakes region. UNIFEED
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LANGUAGES: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 20 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Wide shot, exterior UN Headquarters
2. Wide shot, General Assembly
3. SOUNDBITE (French) Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, President, Democratic Republic of the Congo:
“The Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of the African victims of this terrorism, and a member of the Global Coalition Against Islamic State, calls upon the United Nations to become actively involved in the implementations of the recommendations of this coalition and the Aqaba process. Statements of intention and proclamations of faith without any vigorous collective action on the ground will never be enough to eradicate terrorism.”
4. Wide shot, General Assembly
5. SOUNDBITE (French) Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, President, Democratic Republic of the Congo:
“It is essential that the United Nations diligently intervene more firmly to extinguish this flame with absolute respect for the rules of the international law.”
6. Wide shot, General Assembly
7. SOUNDBITE (French) Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, President, Democratic Republic of the Congo:
“However, despite tireless efforts internal efforts and massive military and diplomatic presence from the UN in Congo for 23 years, this security problem continues to affect my country. In order to eradicate insecurity once and for all, achieve lasting peace and to ensure stability in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, several agreements were signed with armed groups and even with neighboring countries under the guarantee of the international community. National and international mechanisms were created. All of these prospects only lasted for a few months.”
8. Med shot, audience at the General Assembly
9. SOUNDBITE (French) Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, President, Democratic Republic of the Congo:
“We, the Congolese people are now determined once and for all, to put an end to insecurity in the east of our country, whatever the cost. The time has come to once and for all break the infernal cycle of violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to stabilize the Great Lakes region, so as to benefit as much as possible from its economic potential, as well as from its rich biodiversity to save humanity in the face of climate change.”
10. Wide shot, General Assembly
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The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, called upon the United Nations to become more actively involved in the fight against terrorism in the country and the Great Lakes region.

Addressing the General Assembly today (20 Sep), the Head of State highlighted the recommendations of the Global Coalition Against Islamic State and the Aqaba process as areas where the UN should “become actively involved”.

Tshilombo said that “despite tireless efforts internal efforts and massive military and diplomatic presence from the UN in Congo for 23 years, this security problem continues to affect” his country, particularly the East.

“In order to eradicate insecurity once and for all, achieve lasting peace and to ensure stability in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, several agreements were signed with armed groups and even with neighboring countries under the guarantee of the international community. National and international mechanisms were created,” said Tshilombo. “All of these prospects only lasted for a few months.”

Now, the President assured, “the Congolese people are determined once and for all, to put an end to insecurity in the east of our country, whatever the cost.”

According to Tshilombo, “the time has come to once and for all break the infernal cycle of violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to stabilize the Great Lakes region, so as to benefit as much as possible from its economic potential, as well as from its rich biodiversity to save humanity in the face of climate change.”

The Head of State also mentioned the war in Ukraine and the effects the conflict is having in Africa, namely in terms of food security.

For Tshilombo, “it is essential that the United Nations diligently intervene more firmly to extinguish this flame with absolute respect for the rules of the international law.”
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