Angola pledges to work for peace in DR Congo: UN envoy

2012-11-28 19:59:08 GMT2012-11-29 03:59:08(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

LUANDA, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Angolan government pledged to work for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) during a regional conference, a special envoy for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said here on Wednesday.

Abou Moussa, head of the UN office for Central Africa, said he was assured that the Angolan government led by President Jose Eduardo dos Santos was committed to working for peace in DR Congo, which borders nine states of the region.

The envoy made the remarks at the Luanda international airport at the end a two-day visit to Angola.

The diplomat said the instability in DR Congo caused problems to other countries of the region, including humanitarian, migratory and border security crises. Angola, given its geographic position, must make all efforts to help restore peace in the region, the envoy said.

The United Nations was ready to cooperate with the Angolan government to avoid such situations, he said, stressing he got guarantees of cooperation from the Angolan government.

Moussa attended the Luanda conference on peace and security in the Gulf of Guinea on behalf of the UN chief.

Angolan Foreign Minister George Chikoti urged participants to make joint efforts to forge good-neighborly relations and seek collective solutions to conflicts.

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