Indonesian Force Facilitates Intergovernmental Meetings in Congo

Kisonja, Congo, MINA – Indonesia National Army (TNI) Task Force Garuda (Konga) Contingent XXXIX-A Rapidly Deployable Battalion (MONUSCO) commanded by Colonel Inf Dwi Sasongko successfully facilitated inter-tribal meetings in Kisonja, Tanganyika Province, Democratic Republic of Congo a few days ago.

Dwi in his statement received by MINA on Tuesday said that the mediation between tribal meetings was packaged in the form of a Joint Activities Mission (JAM) involving elements of UN staff personnel, Satgas personnel, tribal chiefs, residents of Kisonja and Kakinga Villages, Tanganyika Province.

“The meeting was held to discuss various issues including conflicts between communities and peace agreements to end conflicts between two community groups in Kisonja and Kakinga villages,” he said.

On this occasion, Dwi also said that inter-group meetings could have a positive impact on peacekeeping efforts carried out by UN forces, particularly the operational areas which are the responsibility of  TNI Konga in Tanganyika Province, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

“This is a realization of the mandate given by the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UNDPKO) in the implementation of protection of civilians and the safeguarding of asset UN,” he added.

Dwi continued, in the Kisonja Village there was one of Standing Combat Deployment (SCD) which tasked to maintain the stability of situation in Axis Kalemie to Bendera, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

On the same occasion, the Village Chief of Kisonja hoped that the existence of the Konga TNI Task Force on its area could provide security and prevent various acts of crime. (TR/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)