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The United Nations announces the end of the presence of its forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by 2024


Bento Keita, the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Sama Lokonde, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, signed a transition plan organizing the gradual withdrawal of the United Nations peacekeeping mission operating in the Congo for more than 20 years.


According to a statement by the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), today, Tuesday, MONUSCO is scheduled to end its complete withdrawal from Congolese territory by 2024, noting that the mission has more than two years to leave the Democratic Republic of the Congo gradually, thus ending its presence that lasted for more than 20 years. .


For his part, Congolese Minister of Planning Christian Mwando, a member of the working group that was established last July for this task, said, "We have agreed to pass several stages in order to reach this agreement, which was reached by the two sides and is now in our hands."


He added that the gradual withdrawal plan includes a number of indicators that will be evaluated by the UN Security Council before starting its implementation.


It is noteworthy that (MONUSCO) was formed on November 30, 1999 by UN Security Council Resolution 12792 in order to establish peace in this country and during the Second Congo War, which lasted from 1998 to 2002. The number of forces of the UN mission, which is based in the capital Kinshasa, is 19 thousand soldiers The mission also established the "Radio Okapi" radio station.

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