Secretary-General praises peace in Darfur

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres praised, during his meeting with President of the Republic Omer al-Bashir on the sidelines of the African summit Sunday, the peace achieved in Darfur.
The Secretary-General stressed that the United Nations would continue to redeploy UNAMID forces in accordance with the agreement between the United Nations and Sudan.
The Foreign Minister Prof. Ibrahim Ahmed Ghandour said that Guterres also praised Sudan’s decision to cease fire, adding the UN Secretary-General said that he looked forward to seeing peace prevailing throughout Sudan.
Prof. Ghandour added that the UN Secretary-General praised the role of Sudan pertinent to the Southern brothers who have sought refuge in Sudan and in achieving peace in the State of South Sudan, whether alone or through IGAD.
Guterres also praised Sudan’s role in the tripartite relations between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia over the Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia.
Moreover, the Secretary-General praised the efforts of the President of Sudan to bring peace to Somalia, Central Africa and Libya.
Prof. Ghandour said that the President of the Republic stressed, during the meeting, the Sudan’s commitment to complete the peace from within and that the decision to cease fire came from this commitment.
The Foreign Minister said that the peace negotiations with the SPLM in Addis Ababa on February 1 might witness genuine breakthroughs after peace has been achieved in Darfur.
The President affirmed that Sudan would continue its positive role in the State of Southern Sudan and the region as a whole.
Prof. Ghandour added that the Secretary-General praised the role of Sudan in stopping illegal immigration and trafficking in human beings, stressing that the United Nations and the international community highly appreciate Sudan role in this regard.