Khartoum - The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, has said the situations in Darfur have witnessed improvement that
has led to reduction of the size of the UNAMID mission there, pointing out that the reduction covered all the military, police and civilian components of the mission.
The UN official added in a meeting with Governor of North Darfur State Abdel-Wahid Yusuf Ibrahim in Al Fashir that UNAMID would work in the state to support the policies pertinent to the return of the IDPs and the institutions of their stability besides the supremacy of the rule of law, describing the cooperation accorded by the government to the mission as good.
Lacroix lauded the plan of the government of North Darfur State for removing the effects of the war, sorting out the issues of the IDPs and boosting development, security, stability and supremacy of the rule of law in the state, noting that the plan includes the community axis leading to peaceful coexistence and resolving the issue of the former combatants and their reintegration in the society.
He affirmed the United Nations’ support to North Darfur State in realizing stability and return of the IDPs to their areas and providing them with the basic services, calling on the UN agencies and organizations operating in the area to support stability in the state.
Governor of North Darfur State Abdel-Wahid Yusuf Ibrahim, on his part, affirmed stability of the security and humanitarian situations in the state and that they are embarked now on realization of development and boosting services for the citizens, reviewing the pan of the government for sorting out the issue of the IDPs by either their integration in the local communities or their voluntary return to their original areas and providing them with the basic services there.
The Governor reviewed their endeavors for boosting security and stability, collections of weapons and realization of development as well as joint cooperation and coordination besides consultations concerning the withdrawal of the mission from six areas in the state.
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