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UNSC extends its mission in Sudan for 6 months

NEW YORK, June 3 (KUNA) -- The UN Security Council late Friday approved article 2685 to extend the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) for six months until December 3.
The request was presented to the council by the UK and Northern Ireland.
In a press release prior to the vote, Security Council members reiterated their deep concern on the military clashes in Sudan, calling on both parties to immediately stop the violence and allow the delivery of humanitarian aid.
They strongly condemned attacks on civilians, UN workers and medical staff members.
They also hailed the efforts of the African Union (AU), Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the Arab League to support democratic transition in Sudan.
Meanwhile, the members welcomed the signing of the Jeddah Declaration of Commitment to Protect the Civilians of Sudan, signed by the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces on May 11, calling on both parties to commit to the agreement. (end) asf.ag