Vietnam, Indonesia back transition process in Sudan hinh anh 1Sudanese people in Khartoum capital (Source: AFP/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani, head of Indonesia’s permanent mission to the UN, affirmed Indonesia and Vietnam back the transition process in Sudan, when delivering a joint speech of the two countries at the UN Security Council briefing on Sudan situation and operations of the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) on December 8.

Indonesia and Vietnam acknowledge challenges on economics and humanity facing Sudan in general and Darfur in particular, and call on the international community to facilitate Sudan’s access to international financial aid, Djani stated.

The two countries appreciate the role of the African Union (AU) and nations in the region in promoting peace and stability in Sudan, and hope that the transition process from the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) to UNITAMS will ensure the maintenance of gained achievements, for long-term peace and development in Sudan.

Rapporteurs at the virtual briefing gave updates on new developments in Sudan, particularly the signing in October of a milestone peace agreement between the Government and two armed movements from Darfur.

UNSC members called on parties involved in Sudan to speed up the transition process in conformity with the peace agreement.

They expressed hope that UNITAMS will be soon put into operation and contribute actively to the transition process in the African country.

UNITAMS was set up following the UNSC Resolution 2525 approved in June. It aims at assisting Sudan’s political transition, supporting peace processes and implementation of future peace agreements, assisting peacebuilding, civilian protection and rule of law in Darfur and the Two Areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, and supporting the mobilisation of economic and development assistance and coordination of humanitarian assistance.

Set up on July 31, 2007, UNAMID was tasked with protecting civilians, facilitating humanitarian activities in Darfur and assisting negotiations between the Government and armed groups in Darfur. UNAMID is scheduled to stop operations on December 31./.