Bangladesh calls for peace in Congo by putting end to conflicts

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Dhaka, Oct 30 (UNI) Bangladesh today called for stopping the fighting in Congo and urged all sides in the conflict to put an end to the bitterness that has been the tragedy of that potentially rich country.

Foreign adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, in a statement, said, ''The humanitarian consequences of the on-going civil war will be disastrous. The people of the Democratic Republic of Congo have suffered too much for too long.'' He also urged the governments of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to work together to end the conflict.

Bangladesh has a large peace-keeping presence in Congo.

Dr Iftekhar said thousands of refugees from the fighting are gathering in the eastern Congolese city of Goma, and this is becoming a cause for great concern to the United Nations.

''Bangladesh supports the positive role of the UN in the Democratic Republic of Congo,'' the Adviser said.

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