Democratic Republic of Congo: Peacekeeping Operations

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 6th May 2009.

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Photo of Keith Simpson Keith Simpson Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Richmond, Yorks (Mr. Hague) of 11 February 2009, Official Report, column 1999W, on the Democratic Republic of Congo: peacekeeping operations; what progress has been made on securing (a) the second authorised infantry battalion, (b) two special forces companies and (c) a second formed police unit for the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and what discussions he has had with potential contributors.

Photo of Gillian Merron Gillian Merron Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The UN Secretariat has secured the additional infantry and special forces capabilities from Bangladesh, Jordan and Egypt and is in discussions with potential contributors to provide the second formed police unit. These additional personnel are scheduled for deployment in July. The UK has led calls for the reinforcement of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) and lobbied troop contributing countries.

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