Democratic Republic of Congo: Violence

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 25 April 2023.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he will take to raise anti-Tutsi violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo with his international counterparts.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development and Africa)

The UK strongly condemns all forms of hate speech and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). We have raised the increase in violence and hate speech with the government of the DRC at the highest levels, most recently, during my visit to DRC in March where I [Minister Mitchell] met with a number of Government officials, including DRC's Vice Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Lutundula. We will continue to work with members of the international community to counter hate speech and incitement to violence in DRC.

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