Vietnam values UNAMID’s contributions

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam hails contributions of the UN-African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Sudan (UNAMID) in ensuring security and protecting civilians in the Darfur region since the mission was established in 2007.

Vietnam values UNAMID’s contributions  - ảnh 1Soldiers of the UN – African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Sudan (UNAMID) (Photo: VNA)

Nguyen Phuong Tra, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations made the statement during a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York on Tuesday on the withdrawal of UNAMID.

The Vietnamese diplomat said the mission has become an example of successful cooperation between the UN and regional organizations in maintaining international peace and security. She welcomed the completion of UNAMID’s withdrawal, saying that the drawdown has taken place in a timely, orderly and safe manner in accordance with Resolution 2559 of the UNSC.

Tra underlined the importance of ensuring security and safety for the mission. She welcomed the political security developments in Sudan, as the country has achieved tremendous progress in transitioning from peacekeeping to peacebuilding. Amid challenges related to natural disasters and intercommunal violence, it is imperative for Sudanese parties to settle differences to carry out the remaining provisions of the peace agreement, she said.

Tra expressed her hope that the UN Secretariat and UNAMID will share experience and lessons with the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) so it can support the transition in Sudan in the future.