Home | News    Friday 5 June 2020

SRF groups welcome Sudan’s new mission, call to maintain UNAMID


Jeremiah Mamabolo (2nd R) poses with SRF leaders in Juba on 15 December (ST photo)
June 5, 2020 (JUBA) - The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) welcomed the establishment of a new United Nations mission for Sudan but at the same time called to maintain Darfur peacekeeping operation.

The Security Council his week endorsed a resolution establishing the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) to support the Sudanese government efforts to achieve peace and democratic reforms but also renewed UNAMID mission until the end of December.

In a press conference held in Juba before a videoconference meeting on the national issue with the government delegation, the chief negotiators of the SRF group said that the two resolutions 2524 and 2525 represent real support for peace and stability in Sudan.

Yasir Arman SPLM-N Agar deputy leader, however, regretted that the SRF had not been consulted by the African Union and the UN on the UNITAMS.

"There is a donors’ conference (that will take place this month) and we hope that the forces that negotiate in Juba be involved because this conference also concerns the cause of peace,". he further added.

Ahmed Tugud JEM chief negotiator welcomed the extension of UNAMID mandate until the end of the year and expressed hope that the assessment mission that will evaluate if there is a need or not to maintain the mission will open the door for its continuation in the future.

He further said the UNAMID is needed to create a conducive environment for the implementation of the future peace agreement and the protection of civilians.

In the same vein, Mohamed Bashir of the SLM Minni Minnawi said they look forward to the continuation of UNAMID in Darfur to participate in the peace enforcement and the protection of IDPs.

Also, he said that the role of UNITAMS in the implementation of the peace agreement in not quite clear and called for more indications about the role that the new mission would play in case of UNAMID exit from Darfur.

For his part, Nimir Abdel Rahman, SLM-Transitional Council chief negotiator reiterated calls for the continuation of the hybrid mission in Darfur stressing that its role is different from the UNITAMS which is designed to achieve the democratic transition.

UNAMID is needed in Darfur for a long time because of the fragile security situation in the region as it would create a suitable atmosphere for the voluntary return of displaced and refugees, he asserted.

The negotiators of the other armed groups voiced their support to maintain the UNAMID and called to consider the security situation in the region.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

In memory of Kerbino Wol 2020-06-29 08:17:47 By Robert Portada On 5 June 2020, Kerbino Wol announced that he was standing in solidarity with fellow citizens deep in the sacred land of South Sudan and launching the official manifesto of the (...)

Sudan: Dynamics of change and resistance of political parties to change  2020-06-26 19:15:55 By: Hussein Arko Menawi When we look at the political timeline in Sudan it gives us strong evidence, how the political future in Sudan is critical, bleak and confusing. It is also a good (...)

Sudan’s legitimate request for UN assistance. Who the opponents are and what their ulterior motives? (3-3) 2020-06-26 12:08:29 By: Trayo A. Al Ali Trayo Keep the focus on: Regardless of any inadvertent diversion punctuates the course of this discussion, it is extremely important for the reader to strickly keep the focus (...)


Latest Press Releases

S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


Copyright © 2003-2020 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.