Darfur remains a concern for international community

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UNAMID motorcade travels through Darfur

Darfur is still a major concern for the international community, according to the French ambassador to Sudan.

Ambassador Patrick Nicoloso was part of a delegation of ambassadors of the five permanent members of the Security Council that paid a one day visit to El-Fasher, the capital of North Darfur on Sunday.

The ambassadors of China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States were in Darfur for a briefing on the situation in the region, and to follow up on the implementation of the Darfur Peace Agreement.

Ambassador Nicoloso said that every UN member state supports the agreement, known as the Doha Document for Peace signed by the Sudanese government and the Liberation and Justice Movement in July last year.

"The attention of the international community to Darfur still exists and our support for the Darfur peace agreement is (the) general position of each United Nations member state. And our presence here in Darfur itself is proof that the situation has improved and we are happy with this. So today is an opportunity to consult with the state authorities and the Darfur regional authority and UNAMID."

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During the visit, the delegation was briefed by State Government Officials, the Darfur Regional Authority and the senior leadership of UNAMID.

UNAMID is the African Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur.

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