TitleStatement / by the President of the Security Council
Statement [on the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"] Statement made on behalf of the Security Council at the 3953rd meeting, 11 Dec. 1998, in connection with prior consultations held among Council members on the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo" / President, Security Council
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Calls for a peaceful solution to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; expresses its support for the regional mediation process begun by OAU and of the Southern African Development Community, and currently led by the President of Zambia and encourages the President of Zambia to continue his efforts; welcomes in particular the initiative taken by the Secretary-General at the 20th Conference of Heads of State of Africa and France, held in Paris from 26-28 Nov. 1998, to bring about an end to the conflict and reach an immediate, unconditional ceasefire; also welcomes the public commitments made in Paris in this regard by the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Presidents of Uganda and Rwanda and the Presidents and heads of delegation of Namibia, Zimbabwe, Angola and Chad; calls on all the parties concerned to participate at the highest level possible in the upcoming summit to be held in Lusaka on 14 and 15 Dec. 1998, and urges them to work in a constructive and flexible spirit with a view to the signing of a ceasefire agreement as a matter of urgency; also encourages participants at the meeting of the central organ of OAU, in Ouagadougou on 17 and 18 Dec. 1998, to use this opportunity to take urgent steps towards a peaceful settlement of the conflict; strongly encourages the Secretary-General to continue to work actively with the Secretary-General of OAU and with all the parties concerned to help find a peaceful and lasting solution to the conflict.
Statement made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 3953rd meeting, 11 Dec. 1998, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo".