Democratic Republic of the Congo

House of Lords written question – answered at on 20 May 2013.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to the United Nations intervention brigade in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The new mandate for the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), of which the Intervention Brigade is a part, was agreed by the UN Security Council, through Resolution 2098, on 28 March. We are fully supportive of MONUSCO's mission.

The UK currently provides a small number of blue-hatted British military personnel, including the Deputy Force Commander (currently Acting Force Commander), and some specialists, to MONUSCO headquarters.

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