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Sudan: UNITAMS head meets Khartoum Resistance Committees

December 7 - 2021 KHARTOUM
The Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Sudan (SRSG), Volker Perthes (File photo: Gregorio Cunha / UN)
The Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Sudan (SRSG), Volker Perthes (File photo: Gregorio Cunha / UN)

The Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Sudan (SRSG), Volker Perthes, welcomed a group of representatives of the local Resistance Committees in Khartoum to the Headquarters of United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission In Sudan (UNITAMS). This follows the SRSG’s invitation to various representatives of Resistance Committees to engage in discussion and share their views on political developments in Sudan and Sudan’s democratic transition.

The participants from the Resistance Committees, that have deplored UN support for the political agreement, signed by coup leader Gen Abdelfattah El Burhan and Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, included representatives of Coordination Committees in Khartoum City; Coordination Committees in Greater Omdurman; Bahrai Committees; El Hajj Yousif Committees and Coordination Committees of East Nile South.

The members presented their views and reflected on the troubles, challenges and obstacles confronting the democratic transition path in Sudan. They also presented the SRSG with a memo affirming their positions on several issues, including how they view the role of UN and UNITAMS.

A statement after the meeting on Sunday says that the SRSG welcomes and continues to look forward to further opportunities to engage with representatives of Resistance Committees as well as all stakeholders within the diverse political movement standing up for a democratic transition in Sudan.

The SRSG confirms once again the commitment of the UN and UNITAMS to supporting the Sudanese people’s aspirations for a civilian-led democratic Sudan, the statement concludes.


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