Dáil Éireann - Volume 199 - 30 January, 1963
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - UN Troops in Congo.
Mr. Cosgrave Mr. Cosgrave
12. Mr. Cosgrave asked the Minister for External Affairs if, in view of the fact that Katanga has been united with the Central Congolese Government, he is in a position to say how long it is expected UN troops will remain in the Congo; what functions these troops are now performing; and if he will make a statement on this matter.
Mr. Aiken Mr. Aiken
Mr. Aiken: The function of the United Nations forces in the Congo will continue to be that of helping the Congolese Government to maintain order. I cannot yet say when the Secretary-General will decide that the presence of UN forces is no longer necessary in the Congo but I know that he is anxious to reduce the number and to withdraw them all as rapidly as the situation warrants.
Dáil Éireann 199 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. UN Troops in Congo.