HC Deb 17 June 2002 vol 387 cc5-6W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has had with the Government of(a) the Democratic Republic of Congo and (b) Rwanda regarding the reported massacre in Kisangani of civilians by Rwandan soldiers. [61867]

Mr. MacShane

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary, along with his French, Belgian and US counterparts, wrote to the Presidents of Rwanda and the DRC following the recent events in Kisangani. They expressed concern about the situation in Kisangani and urged President Kagame to exert his influence on the RCD-G to reduce tension in Kisangani and stop the use of force against the civilian population. At the same time they urged President Kabila to refrain from any action that could escalate the military situation on the ground.

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