UNSG Ban Ki-Moon Calls for Support of Peace Process in Sudan
Addis Ababa ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, has called for boosting the peace process in the Sudan in a way that would achieve peace and the peaceful exchange of power in the country, expressing concern over developments in Darfur and other areas of the country.
Ki-Moon pointed out in his statement before the opening session of the 24th ordinary Session of the African Union Heads of State, to which Sudan’s delegation is led by President Omar Bashir, that the African Union and the United Nations are working in partnership to achieve stability in Sudan.
Ki-Moon has meanwhile welcomed the agreement recently signed between the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, and the Leader of South Sudan’s armed opposition, Dr. Riek Machar. He urged the parties in the conflict in South Sudan to take part in the efforts exerted for the formation of an interim government that would achieve stability in their homeland.
Speaking on the situation in Libya, the Secretary-General said the African contact group and the UN secretary general’s special envoy are pressing the various parties in Libya to put an end to the bloody conflict and to engage in political dialogue.
He said the efforts of the international community to achieve peace in Somalia have led to some important results. He also underlined the need to protect civilians in Central African Republic.
Ahmed Bin Hali, the representative of the Arab League, said the Arab league and the African Union are working together and in full cooperation to build a solid African Arab partnership to face the challenge sand the achieve stability and build democracy.
The President of the Palestinian State, Mahmoud Abass, has meanwhile stressed that the people in his country did not resort to violence and opted for going to international institutions and to peaceful means for reaching a just peace.
He said resorting to the UN does not mean abandoning negotiations which represent the only means for the Palestinian people to establish their own independent state.For more news and stories, join us on Facebook,Twitter , or contact us through our Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org