Sudan Welcomes S. Africa's Decision to Withdraw Troops from UNAMID

By: Aisha Braima

KHARTOUM (SUDANOW) - Sudanese Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Ghandour, has welcomed the announcement by the government of South Africa that Pretoria is withdrawing its peacekeepers from the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

Professor Ghandour said in a statement to Sudan News Agency(that the Sudan commends the stands of the government and people of South Africa and that of President Jacob Zuma for the performance of the South African forces within the UNAMID's peace keeping mission in Darfur for seven years.

Ghandour said the decision comes within the context of the consultations going on between the African Union and the United Nations and the government of the Sudan, on the UNAMID exit strategy, after Darfur region witnessed security and peace and that the region was now heading for conducting the administrative referendum there.


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