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UN, Sudan discuss coordinating efforts to ensure transitional period’s success

September 6, 2021 at 12:11 pm

Sudan’s Sovereign Council chief General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan in the capital Khartoum on September 26, 2020 [ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP via Getty Images]

Sudanese authorities yesterday discussed with the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) coordinating efforts to ensure the success of the transitional period and the democratic path in the country.

The discussions took place over the course of two separate meetings held by the head of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan (STC) Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and STC member, Yasser Al-Atta, with the head of the UNITAMS mission, Volker Perthes, according to a statement issued by the council.

The statement indicated that Al-Burhan discussed with Volker the process of coordinating efforts between the Sudanese government and the UN mission for the success of the transitional period and the democratic transition.

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In another meeting with STC member, Yasser Al-Atta, Perthes discussed “the role played by the UN mission to support the government and implement its tasks, most importantly the mission of mitigating comprehensive peace, security, and stability, safeguarding human rights, protecting civilians, and mobilising regional and international financial institutions to achieve these goals,” the statement explained.

On 21 August 2019, a 53-month transitional phase began in Sudan that would end with holding elections in early 2024.