UN extends peacekeeping mission in Congo

The UN Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of their peacekeeping mission in the Congo by one year. At the time, there was talk of a phased withdrawal of troops from the country. News from AFP.

Fourteen of the 15 members of the UN Security Council voted in favor of the French proposal. In this case, only Russia abstains. The Congolese mission is known as the MONUSCO.

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The mission in the Congo will be extended until December 20, 2021, with a maximum deployment of 16,300 troops and police.

Meanwhile, the Security Council requested that in addition to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s ongoing inspections in Iran, that it monitor Iran’s compliance with “the steps required by the IAEA Board”.

The Security Council requested that in addition to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s ongoing inspections in Iran, that it monitor Iran’s compliance with “the steps required by the IAEA Board”.

The UN mission has been working in the Congo for 20 years. The mission has an annual budget of about 1 billion

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