The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday agreed on Sudan’s request to provide a political mission to help Sudan’s transitional government and support Sudan’s institutions to achieve sustainable development, said Sudan’s foreign ministry in a statement.
Sudan’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs Omar Gamar-Eddin Ismail on Wednesday met United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo in Khartoum, according to the statement.
“It has been agreed on future presence for the United Nations in Sudan through a special political mission aimed at helping the government with peacebuilding and supporting the country’s institutions to achieve sustainable development in all parts of Sudan,” the ministry said.
It noted that the duration of the presence of the special UN mission ends with the elapse of the transitional period, set at 39 months.
According to the statement, Gamar-Eddin reiterated the Sudanese government’s commitment to make the transitional period successful to achieve the aspirations of the Sudanese people for freedom, peace, justice and equality in cooperation with the regional and international community.
Earlier, Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok sent a letter to the UN and the UN Security Council, demanding provision of a UN mission under Chapter (VI) to assist Sudan’s transitional government in peacebuilding, consolidating democracy and supporting the transitional period institutions.
In August last year, Sudan began a transitional period of 39 months that will end with conduction of general elections. Enditem