HC Deb 13 February 2002 vol 380 c440W
Harry Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made on United Nations Security Council resolution 1291 (2000) in respect of the orderly withdrawal of all foreign forces from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in accordance with the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement; when it is anticipated all foreign troops will leave; and if he will make a statement. [35241]

Mr. MacShane

Since the adoption of resolution 1291 Namibia has withdrawn all its troops from the DRC. All other foreign parties to the conflict have withdrawn some of their forces. We welcome these withdrawals. But we will continue to press all parties to withdraw all their troops in line with the relevant Security Council resolutions.