Indonesia to dispatch peace-keeping forces to Congo

Indonesia to dispatch peace-keeping forces to Congo

Photo document of the Garuda Contingent (Konga) XX-J/MONUSCO (Mission de L`organization des Nation Unies Pour La Stabilization en Republique Democratique du Congo).(ANTARA/Konga XX-I/Monusco, Lettu Cku Sulikan)

The Indonesian task unit to be led by Major Czi Irfan Siddik.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Defence Forces (TNI) will dispatch 175 soldiers in December 2012 to join the peace-keeping forces in Congo for a year.

The military personnel completed exercises as part of their preparations before joining the Garuda Contingent (Konga) XX-J/MONUSCO (Mission de L`organization des Nation Unies Pour La Stabilization en Republique Democratique du Congo), a press statement of the TNI said here on Friday.

The Indonesian task unit to be led by Major Czi Irfan Siddik, will consist of 150 army personnel, 19 naval officers and 6 air force officers. They will relieve the Konga XX-I/MONUSCO personnel who will complete their duty in Congo soon.

Following the signing of the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement in July 1999 between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and five regional States, namely Angola, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda and Zimbabwe, the UN Security Council established the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) by its resolution 1279.

On 1 July 2010, the Security Council, by its resolution 1925 PDF Document, renamed MONUC the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) to reflect the new phase reached in the country.
(Uu.F001/INE/KR-BSR/B003)

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