Guterres confirms the support of the International Organization for Democratic Transition in Sudan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres renewed the commitment of UN to support democratic transformation and peace in Sudan.
 Khartoum: Altaghyeer
 On Tuesday, PM Abdullah Hamdok received a phone call from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Guterres renewed the commitment of the United Nations to support democratic transformation and peace in Sudan.
Hamdok and Guterres discussed the situation in the region especially the Renaissance Dam file and the situation on the Sudanese-Ethiopian borders and they stressed the importance of promoting peace and stability in the region.
 Sudan is receiving great international attention after the December revolution that toppled the ousted regime of Omer al-Bashir.
 Many major countries seek to benefit from the regional role of Sudan in the future due to its influential geographical location.
 In early January, UN Secretary-General announced the appointment of the German Volker Perthes as his special representative and head of UNITAMS.
 Volker Perthes has more than 25 years of experience in academia, research, international relations and diplomacy including the UN along with his extensive experience in conflict resolution and regional geopolitics.
 From 2005 to September 2020 Perthes was CEO and Director of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs.
UN Security Council adopted two resolutions on Sudan In June last year.
 In accordance with the first Resolution No. 2524, it was decided to establish a new mission to help the transition period and called UNITAMS.
 The decision stipulated the start of the mission in early January for a period of 12 months as a first phase.
 The UN mission aims to assist in the country’s transition to democratic governance and to support the protection and promotion of human rights and sustainable peace.
 The Council also mandated the mission to support the mobilization of economic and development assistance and the coordination of humanitarian aid operations.

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