Statement of the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
France welcomes the unanimous adoption by the Security Council, on France’s initiative, of resolution 2147.
The adopted text renews for one year the mandate of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). It reaffirms the international community’s support for Mr. Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, whose action at the head of MONUSCO since August 2013 has made it possible to implement the mandate to protect civilians in a more proactive manner and to achieve remarkable results with respect to the neutralization of the armed groups. In particular, it renews the mandate of MONUSCO’s Rapid Reaction Force established by resolution 2098 and emphasizes the protection of civilians.
Lastly, resolution 2147 reaffirms to all signatories of the Addis Ababa framework agreement the need to implement their commitments in order to achieve a lasting solution to the crisis in the Great Lakes region. It encourages the DRC authorities to guarantee an inclusive, credible and transparent electoral process that will take place on schedule.