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Tuesday, 01 May 2018

Government Announces Completion of First Phase of UNAMID’s Exit

Khartoum - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced end of the first phase of the exit of UNAMID and start of the second phase, which targets exit of the mission from

seven sites, saying that estimations show exit of 13,000 troops during the first phase.
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Abdul-Ghani Al-Naiem said in a press statement following holding of a workshop on deliberations on stability projects in Darfur states, organized by the national committee on facilitation of UNAMID’s exit operation, that the delegations of the United Nations and the African Union have affirmed that the exit of UNAMID would not have negative effects on the situations in Darfur.
He referred to stability of the security situation in the five states of Darfur due to collaboration of the efforts of the government and the local community during the presidential campaign for weapons collection besides the efforts of the donors for boosting development and stability for the citizens.
The representative of the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Commission, Mahmoud Zain-Alabdin, on his part, affirmed the importance of the workshop for reaching a unified national vision to be presented to the international community, prior to agreement by the government of Sudan and the international community on one vision on achieving the exit strategy for UNAMID and realization of stability and development programs in Darfur.
He pointed out that the commission has assumed an important role in the stability programs in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur, saying that the commission has presented a strategic vision for establishment of projects for stability and development in Darfur through basic five components, including communal security, economic recovery, capacity building, social programs and building the capacities of local communities.