New York [US], December 3: The UN Security Council has voted in favour of ending its political mission in the civil war-torn country of Sudan.
Fourteen of the 15 member states voted in favour on Friday in New York, with Russia abstaining, the United Nations announced. The United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) was established by the Security Council in June 2020 to support Sudan in its political transition to a democratic government.
An armed conflict broke out in the north-east African country in mid-April of this year. In June, Sudan declared the German UN special envoy Volker Perthes persona non grata. He was accused of fuelling the conflict. Perthes resigned in September.
The UN has always rejected the accusations. A fortnight ago, however, Sudan called on the UN to end UNITAMS.
Source: Qatar Tribune