(OHCHR) – I am grateful to the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for its invitation to visit this country at such an important time. Over the past few days, I have listened carefully to many voices. I regret I was unable to meet with President Joseph Kabila. However, I met with Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo, as well as with the President of the National Assembly; the Ministers of Defence, and of Justice and Human Rights; the Head of the ANR intelligence service; the Police Commissioner; the President’s Personal Representative on Sexual Violence and Child Recruitment; and with members of the National Human Rights Commission.