UNSC: Vietnam highly values UNAMID’s contributions hinh anh 1At the meeting (Photo: VNA)
New York (VNA) – Vietnam highly valued contributions of the UN – African Union (AU) Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Sudan (UNAMID) in ensuring security and protecting civilians in the Darfur region since the mission was established in 2007, said Nguyen Phuong Tra, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations (UN).

Addressing a meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) at New York on July 27 on the withdrawal of UNAMID, the Vietnamese diplomat said the mission has become an example of successful cooperation between the UN and regional organisations in maintaining international peace and security.

UN Under-Secretary General Atul Khare said UNAMID had completed the withdrawal of military personnel and civilian staff before the deadline of June 30, 2021 in accordance with Resolution 2559 of the UNSC, except for more than 360 policemen who serve the liquidation and handing over of the mission's facilities.

Tra welcomed the completion of UNAMID’s withdrawal, emphasising that the drawdown has taken place in a timely, orderly and safe manner in accordance with Resolution 2559 of the UNSC, while emphasising the importance to ensure 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 that Sudanese parties resolve differences to implement the remaining provisions of the peace agreement, she said.

Tra also 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 coming time.

Member countries of the UNSC called on the government of Sudan to continue working closely with UNAMID, and better protect civilians in the Darfur region, and reaffirmed their support for the operation of the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) in supporting the transition in the country./.