DR Congo

Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union regarding Zaire

6492/97 (Presse 69)
The European Union reiterates its support for the efforts of the UN/OAU special envoy for the Great Lakes region to achieve a peaceful solution to the conflict in eastern Zaire.

In this connection the European Union welcomes the Zairian authorities' agreement to the five-point peace plan contained in
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1097. It regards this as an important step to be taken into account in advancing the process.

It calls upon all parties involved in the crisis in Zaire to endorse the peace plan put forward by the special representative of the UN and OAU Secretaries-General and to give effect to its various provisions.

The European Union will continue its action vis-à-vis all its partners in the international community for the swift, full application
of the UN and OAU peace plan.