Khartoum -- Bintou Keita of Guinea, former deputy head of the United Nations/African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping
Operations, expects that the US will lift sanctions on Sudan during October ahead of her arrival in New York next week, reported Ashrooq TV.
Bintou Keita of Guinea has recently been appointed as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations to succeed El Ghassim Wane of Mauritani.
Keita made the remarks while visiting West Darfur state, noting that security and humanitarian conditions in Sudan, and particularly in Darfur have remarkably improved over the past, positive developments she said she would convey to the UN General Secretariat.
Ms Keita called on the government of West Darfur to provide initiatives and plans in aid of stability in the region.
On his part, the Governor of the state Mohamed Ibrahim Sharafuddin confirmed his commitment to facilitating the voluntary return of refugees to their homes of origin and to remove the repercussions of war, hoping the UN official would play a positive role from her new office.
Ms. Keita joined the United Nations in 1989. Since 2015, she has been serving as Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).
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