The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Ahmed Abd al-Aziz Ghandour, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Sudan.
The Secretary-General and Foreign Minister Ghandour discussed the latest developments in Sudan, including the peace talks on the Two Areas and Darfur and the work of UNAMID. The Secretary-General underscored the need to sustain the momentum created by the signing of the Roadmap Agreement and reach agreement on the cessation of hostilities and delivery of humanitarian assistance. He called for the Government’s full cooperation with UNAMID and also encouraged the Government to ensure that alleged perpetrators of human rights violations are held accountable.
The Secretary-General welcomed the constructive role played by Sudan within the IGAD framework. He expressed concern about the humanitarian and security situation in South Sudan. He stressed the need for South Sudan’s leaders to cease hostilities and commit to the full implementation of the peace agreement.