Egypt offers condolences over death of 8 peacekeepers in Congo helicopter crash

MENA , Wednesday 30 Mar 2022

Egypt has offered its condolences over the death of eight UN peacekeepers from Pakistan, Russia and Serbia in a helicopter crash in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

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File Photo: Peacekeepers serving in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) patrol in their armoured personnel in the streets of the Democratic Republic of Congo s capital Kinshasa, December 20, 2016. (Reuters)

Eight members of the UN Stabilisation Mission in Congo were killed when a UN helicopter crashed in North Kivu province.

In a statement on Wednesday, Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs extended its "sincere condolences" to Pakistan, Russia and Serbia, as well as to the family of the victims.

The ministry asserted its full solidarity with the UN mission in Congo in its efforts to contribute to achieving stability in the country, the statement said.

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