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Friday, 16 March 2018

UN Commends Sudan's Efforts in Mine Action Programme, Calls on Donors for Further Support

Khartoum - United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Marta Ruedas praised the achievements made in the mine action file in Sudan, indicating that

there is a great deal of work remaining in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.
In the first meeting of the group of supporting mine combating in Sudan, which was held here yesterday, Marta thanked the Italian Ambassador in Khartoum for presiding over the last session and welcomed the US Charge d' Affaires as the new head of the group for the current session.
The Director General of the National Mine Action Center, Brig. Amer Abdul Sadiq praised the efforts of the Mine Action Support Group and its contribution to support the mine action program in Sudan, pointing to the cooperation of the government and donors in providing support for the declaration of Gedarif and the Red Sea free of mines. He thanked the Director General of the Center, the Italian Ambassador to Khartoum, for his country's efforts during the presidency of the group, which was an important element in drawing attention to the mine action file in Sudan, appreciating the role of Italy and Japan for the continued financial support of the mine action program in Sudan,  expressing his welcome to the United States of America through its embassy in Khartoum, chairmanship of the group, referring to its financial support, which was provided in 2017.
For his part, Director of the United Nations Mine Action Program in Sudan, Habib Al Haq Javed presented enlightenment on the volume of achievements during the previous period.
The meeting was attended by the Canadian Ambassador, the Consul of Qatar, representatives of the embassies of Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, Deputy Head of Mission of the United States of America, representative of the European Union, the Italian Aid, Head of the United States Agency for Global Development, representative of the Assistance Unit for the Implementation of the Mine Ban Convention in Geneva, besides a number of representatives of relevant international agencies.