Vietnam Greatly Highlights UNAMID’s Contributions

Vietnam Ambassador express her desire for the UN Secretariat and UNAMID to share their experience and lessons with the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan to enable it to support the transition in Sudan moving forward.
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Vietnam Greatly Highlights UNAMID’s Contributions
Nguyen Phuong Tra, deputy permanent representative of Vietnam to the UN. (Photo: Baoquocte)

Vietnam hails contributions of the UN – African Union (AU) Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Sudan (UNAMID) in ensuring security and protecting civilians in the Darfur region since the mission was established in 2007. Nguyen Phuong Tra, deputy permanent representative of Vietnam to the UN, made the statement on July 27 during a meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) in New York to discuss the withdrawal of UNAMID.

Upon addressing the event, the Vietnamese diplomat noted that the mission has become a prime example of successful cooperation between both the UN and regional organizations to maintain international peace and security, according to VOV.

UN Under-Secretary-General Atul Khare said UNAMID had completed the withdrawal of military personnel and civilian staff before the deadline of June 30, 2021, in accordance with Resolution 2559 of the UNSC, except for more than 360 policemen who serve the liquidation and handing over of the mission's facilities.

Vietnam Greatly Highlights UNAMID’s Contributions
A UNSC meeting. (Photo: VNA)

Tra welcomed the completion of UNAMID’s withdrawal, emphasizing that the drawdown has taken place in a timely, orderly, and safe manner in accordance with Resolution 2559 of the UNSC while emphasizing the importance to ensure security and safety for the mission, VNA said.

She welcomed the political-security developments in Sudan, as the country has achieved tremendous progress in transitioning from peacekeeping to peacebuilding. Amid challenges related to natural disasters and intercommunal violence, it is imperative that Sudanese parties resolve differences to implement the remaining provisions of the peace agreement, she said.

Tra went on to express her desire for the UN Secretariat and UNAMID to share their experience and lessons with the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) to enable it to support the transition in Sudan moving forward.

UNSC member countries also called on the Sudanese Government to continue working closely alongside the UNAMID, whilst better protecting civilians in the Darfur region. In addition, participants should reaffirm their support for the operation of the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) in supporting the transition in the African nation.

The African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (known by its acronym UNAMID) is a joint African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission formally approved by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1769 on 31 July 2007, to bring stability to the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan while peace talks on a final settlement continue.

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