Sudan on Thursday called on the United Nations to “immediately end” the UN political mission in the country (UNITAMS), Sudan’s acting foreign minister Ali Sadeq told the UN Security Council in a letter. seen by Reuters.
“(The) government of Sudan requested that the United Nations immediately terminate the UNITAMS mission. At the same time, we would like to assure you that the government of Sudan is committed to engaging constructively with the Security Council and the Secretariat,” Sadeq wrote. in a letter addressed to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and distributed to the UN Security Council.
“The purpose of establishing the mission (was) to assist the transitional government of Sudan after the December 2018 revolution,” he wrote, adding that the mission’s performance in implementing its objectives “was disappointing.”
When asked about Sudan’s decision, Guterres spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said the letter had been received and distributed to the Security Council.
A war broke out between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces on April 15 after weeks of growing tension between the two sides over a plan to integrate forces as part of a transition from military rule to civilian democracy.
The UN special envoy to Sudan announced in September that he would resign, more than three months after Sudan declared him unwelcome after disagreements between rival factions descended into war.