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Sudan asks UN to deploy peacekeeping mission

Sudan asks UN to deploy peacekeeping mission

Sudan’s new government asked the United Nation to deploy a peace-building mission in the African state, according to the paras of the Chapter 6 of the UN charter.

During the transitional period, the support of the UN’s mission will be extremely helpful for the government of Sudan. As the spokesman for Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok said Sunday, the presence of the UN mission in Sudan is important.

The UN peacebuilding mission would contain “political agents” to push forward the peace process in the country, said the Sudanese PM in the official statement. However, the head of the Cabinet did not specify whether mission would include military forces or not.

“Sudan’s government has submitted a request to the United Nations asking for a UN Security Council mandate to deploy a peace-building mission under Chapter 6 of the UN charter,” the statement said.

According to Sudan’s government, the mission’s presence should also help in the implementation of the constitutional declaration governing the country’s transitional period until the general elections in 2022.

After a long period of political chaos, Sudan’s government is leading negotiations with armed groups in the country in various areas, including Darfur, South Kordofan, Blue Nile, and eastern Sudan.