The U.N. Security Council has confirmed plans to send a delegation to the Democratic Republic of Congo and other nations in the region next month.

A Security Council spokesman says the delegation hopes to jump start the peace process in the region and encourage implementation of the Lusaka accords. The agreement was designed to end a multi-nation conflict which has plagued Congo since 1998.

French U..Ambassador Jean-David Levitte will lead the delegation. The group will depart April 27 and their trip will include visits to Angola, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.