EU divided on how to deal with fighting in Congo ahead of meeting on possible troop deployment
France's foreign minister says European nations are divided over whether to send troops to war-torn Congo on the eve of an EU meeting on a possible deployment, the Associated Press reported.
France and Belgium, Congo's former colonial master, are widely seen as favorable to an intervention, but not Germany and Britain.
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner spoke Thursday of "differing attitudes." Divisions among the EU's 27 member states over peacekeeping missions are not new.
Kouchner told reporters that the EU's security committee is to take up a possible deployment to the Congo at a meeting in Brussels, Belgium, slated for Friday.
He spoke after a meeting in Paris with EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana.