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Amb. Haley meets DR Congo’s Ignace Gata over human rights violations

Babatunde Opalana 

 The United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Nikki Haley, has met her DR Congo counterpart Amb. Ignace Gata Mavita wa Lufuta, on the concern of reported child soldiers and human rights violations coming out of the DRC, especially from the Kasai region.

Both envoys discussed that it was important to end the cycle of violence and hold perpetrators of these crimes to account. They also discussed the status of the DRC’s national elections, which remain pending, and Ambassador Haley underscored the need for the DRC to set a date for elections as soon as possible.

She expressed her commitment to supporting the DRC in their efforts to address the significant humanitarian issues the country faces. Ambassador Haley and Ambassador Gata Mavita wa Lufuta expressed their shared concerns for the safety and welfare of the Congolese people and emphasized the importance of improving human rights in the DRC

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