UN Special Envoy calls on Congolese political stakeholders to demonstrate flexibility and readiness for compromise to facilitate peaceful election process - PR36 - 25.11.2016
Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), 25 November 2016 - Said Djinnit, the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region, concluded today a four-day visit to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The objective of the visit was to consult with a wide range of national stakeholders on the electoral process and related political issues and seek their views on how best to support the ongoing mediation efforts led by the Conference Episcopale Nationale du Congo (CENCO).
The efforts of the CENCO are aimed at broadening the consensus on, and inclusivity of the electoral and political process building on the 18 October Global Political Agreement. To this end, Mr. Djinnit held fruitful meetings with the Acting Secretary-General of CENCO, the representatives of the Presidential Majority, the opposition coalition of political parties known as the Rassemblement, as well as several individual political leaders. Special Envoy Djinnit also paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister-designate Samy Badibanga.