Khartoum, June 15 (SUNA) - Special Representative for Sudan and head of United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) Volker Perthes held today a press conference at the premises of the mission here, where he presented briefing on a number of issues pertinent to the work of the mission.
Mr. Perthes pointed out that the Security Council decided in its session held on June 3, 2021 to extend the mandate of the UNITAMS for a year, saying that the mission would continue same strategic objectives till the end of the transitional period to implement its mandate of assisting in the political transition process in Sudan, supporting the peace agreement, peace building and protection of civilians and mobilization of economic resources to Sudan
He noted that he had travelled to Paris and some other European countries and would also go to the Gulf and US to mobilize support to Sudan for peace building, disclosing that some marked progress was achieved concerning relieving Sudan of foreign debts.
The Head of United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan noted that the mediation of the Republic of South Sudan is assuming an effective role in reaching peace agreement between the transitional government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), indicating that the two parties to the peace talks have reached agreements on many issues, and that the Declaration of Principles that was signed in last March constituted the basis for the talks.
He pointed out that the mediation and UNITMAS would continue efforts to bring the views of the two parties to the peace process closer together on the remaining issues in a view to reaching agreement as soon as possible.