Al-Tahir Hajar meets United Nations delegation to follow up on troop movement and arms embargo in Darfur

Transitional Sovereign Council member Taher Abubakar Hajr met with the United Nations delegation of experts yesterday to follow up on the movement of troops and the arms embargo in Darfur.

The meeting touched on the role of the United Nations towards supporting the peace and stability process in the Sudan and achieving the demands of the next phase.

The member of the Sovereign Council stressed the importance of finalizing and implementing the Juba Peace Agreement for the Sudan to cover the issues contained therein, noting the need to address the challenges to the implementation of the Agreement.

He welcomed the delegation’s visit to the Sudan and assured the Government of its cooperation in facilitating and achieving the success of its tasks.

He noted the importance of Security Council resolution (1591) to support and stabilize the region, adding that there was an urgent need to support peace processes, particularly human development issues in Darfur.

The delegation of experts currently visiting the Sudan to determine the implementation of the resolution includes the Coordinator of the Panel, Laura Bernal, and the member of Patrick Lotus, the small arms control officer, Mr. Nikolai, the regional official comprising the Sudan and Chad, and Mr. Rajiv Yadav, the financial embargo officer.

The United Nations Security Council’s resolution (1591), adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations in March of 2005 year, provided the Council with a committee of experts to oversee the implementation of the resolution.

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