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Cablegate: Text of September 11 Cndp Statement

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 KINSHASA 000756

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL MOPS PHUM PREF KPKO CG
UN, EUN
SUBJECT: Text of September 11 CNDP statement
announcing unilateral withdrawal

REF: KINSHASA 751

1. As indicated reftel, the CNDP issued a statement September 11 in
the form of a letter addressed to SRSG Alan Doss in which it
promises a unilateral withdrawal from territories occupied "in
recent days." Following are embassy's unofficial translation of the
statement (para 2), as well as the original text in French (para.
3).

Note: The statement is addressed to UN/SRSG Alan Doss, with info
copies to a number of individuals from the international community
involved in efforts to achieve peace in the east of the DRC.
Curiously, Special Advisor for Conflict Resolution Tim Shortley is
not included. End note.

2. Begin unofficial embassy translation of September 11, 2008 CNDP
statement:

CC copies to:
-- President of the UN Security Council, New York;
-- Secretary General of the United Nations, New York;
-- Special Envoy of the European Union to the Great Lakes,
Brussels;
-- Coordinator of MONUC activities in the eastern DRC,
Goma;
-- Fr. Apollinaire Malu Malu, Coordinator of the Amani
Program, Kinshasa;
-- Chief of MONUC Office, Goma.

To:

Ambassador Alan Doss, special representative of the UN Secretary
General to the DRC, Kinshasa.

Subject: Unilateral Withdrawal of the CNDP

I have the honor to inform you herewith that the Political
Directorate of the CNDP has just issued orders to its troops to
conduct a unilateral and immediate withdrawal from all positions
conquered on all fronts since the resumption of hostilities in the
past few days.

The order for this withdrawal is issued to permit the humanitarian
community to have access to our compatriots most in need and to give
peace a new chance in our province.
Thus, we request that you direct MONUC units to allow safe passage
to our troops as they return to their initial positions.

We wish to insist that this withdrawal constitutes a final gesture
of good will by our Movement and at the same time a last warning.
Our Movement will no longer tolerate any provocation whatsoever from
the FARDC or its proxy forces, whatever they may be. The
International Facilitation is forewarned: if the aggressive actions
of these past few days recur, in any form whatsoever, even the
firing of a single bullet, the CNDP will respond with the greatest
vigor and will only stop after having put a decisive end to any
future threat.

Please accept, Mr. Ambassador, the assurances of my highest
consideration.

For the Political directorate, the Chairman

Laurent NKUNDA MIHIGO, Brigadier General

End unofficial embassy translation

3. Original French text follows:

TRANSMIS COPIE POUR INFORMATION A :
--SON EXCELLENCE MONSIEUR LE PRESIDENT DU CONSEIL DE SECURITE DES
NATIONS UNIES A NEW-YORK/MANHATTAN/USA ;
-- SON EXCELLENCE MONSIEUR LE SECRETAIRE GENERAL DES NATIONS UNIES A
NEW-YORK/MANHATTAN/USA ;
-- SON EXCELLENCE MONSIEUR L'ENVOYE SPECIAL DE L'UNION EUROPEENNE
DANS LES GRANDS-LACS A BRUXELLES/BELGIQUE ;
MONSIEUR LE COORDONNATEUR DES ACTIVITES DE LA MONUC A L'EST DE LA
RDC A GOMA ;
-- MONSIEUR L'ABBE APOLLINAIRE MALU MALU, COORDONNATEUR DU PROGRAMME
NATIONAL AMANI A KINSHASA/GOMBE ;
-- MADAME LA CHEF DE BUREAU DE LA MONUC/NORD-KIVU A GOMA ;

A SON EXCELLENCE MONSIEUR L'AMBASSADEUR ALAN DOSS
REPRESENTANT SPECIAL DU SECRETAIRE GENERAL DES NATIONS UNIES EN RDC

KINSHASA 00000756 002 OF 002


A KINSHASA/GOMBE.

OBJET : RETRAIT UNILATERAL DU CNDP.

EXCELLENCE MONSIEUR L'AMBASSADEUR,

PAR LA PRESENTE, J'AI L'HONNEUR DE PORTER A VOTRE CONNAISSANCE QUE
LA DIRECTION POLITIQUE DU CNDP VIENT D'ORDONNER A SES TROUPES
D'OPERER UN RETRAIT UNILATERAL ET IMMEDIAT DE TOUTES LES POSITIONS
CONQUISES SUR TOUS LES FRONTS DEPUIS LA REPRISE DES HOSTILITES DE
CES DERNIERS JOURS.

CE RETRAIT EST ORDONNE A LA FOIS POUR PERMETTRE A LA COMMUNAUTE
HUMANITAIRE D'ACCEDER A NOS COMPATRIOTES QUI EN ONT LE PLUS BESOIN
ET POUR REDONNER UNE CHANCE A LA PAIX DANS NOTRE PROVINCE.

AINSI, NOUS VOUS DEMANDONS DE DONNER AUX UNITES DE LA MONUC LA
CONSIGNE DE LAISSER LIBRE PASSAGE A NOS TROUPES QUI REGAGNENT LEURS
POSITIONS INITIALES.

NOUS TENONS A INSISTER SUR LE FAIT QUE CE RETRAIT CONSTITUE UN
DERNIER GESTE DE BONNE VOLONTE DE NOTRE MOUVEMENT ET EN MEME TEMPS
UNE DERNIERE MISE EN GARDE. NOTRE MOUVEMENT NE TOLERERA PLUS AUCUNE
PROVOCATION NI DES FARDC NI DE LEURS FORCES SUPPLETIVES QUELLES
QU'ELLES SOIENT. LA FACILITATION INTERNATIONALE EST PREVENUE : SI
LES AGRESSIONS DE CES DERNIERS JOURS DEVAIENT REPRENDRE, SOUS
QUELQUE FORME QUE CE SOIT, Y COMPRIS LE TIR D'UNE SEULE BALLE, ALORS
LE CNDP Y REPONDRA AVEC LA PLUS GRANDE VIGUEUR ET NE S'ARRETERA
QU'APRES MIS DEFINITIVEMENT FIN A TOUTE MENACE FUTURE.

VEUILLEZ AGREER, EXCELLENCE MONSIEUR L'AMBASSADEUR, L'EXPRESSION DE
MA PARFAITE CONSIDERATION.

POUR LA DIRECTION POLITIQUE, LE CHAIRMAN, LAURENT NKUNDA MIHIGO,
GENERAL DE BRIG.

End original text in French

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