Extensive coverage of “Al-Burhan’s speech” before the United Nations General Assembly
The official United Nations website today highlighted a wide coverage of the speech of General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan Abdel Rahman, head of the Transitional Sovereign Council, before the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The website reported, according to (SUNA), that the head of the transitional government in Sudan called for more multilateral work to find sustainable solutions to global challenges and reduce the terrible repercussions on people around the world, especially in countries affected by conflict and least developed countries.
On the recent political developments in Sudan, Al-Burhan renewed his commitment to a peaceful transition to establish a true democracy that includes fair, free and transparent elections at the end of the transitional period, in order to establish a civil system that represents all the Sudanese people.
He renewed Sudan’s commitment to cooperate with the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) in line with the Charter of the United Nations and its mandate set by the Security Council and in line with the list of requests submitted by Sudan to the United Nations to promote the transition.
The website added that His Excellency highlighted how the signing of the Juba Peace Agreement reduced the conflict in Darfur and provided some stability and security for the region. The rate of voluntary return of displaced people in Darfur has also increased.
The website said that the Sudanese leader appealed to the international community to provide aid and assistance in the dues of the Juba Peace Agreement, stressing Sudan’s efforts to improve security, development and peace on the African continent, especially South Sudan, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Chad, among other countries. He added that Sudan was the coordinator alongside the African Union to reach a peace agreement in the Central African Republic. It also works with stakeholders to maintain security in Libya.
He continued, “We are also fighting organized crime, and Sudan spares no effort to achieve the sustainable development goals because we are convinced of the importance of the outcome document and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
In this regard, Al-Burhan referred to the adoption of the “strategic document for poverty reduction for the period from 2021 to 2023” by the transitional government.
The United Nations website indicated that Al-Burhan said that the foreign debt was a “stumbling block” for his country and limited its efforts to continue achieving economic and social development. This hinders the implementation of the sustainable development goals.
He added that Sudan qualified to benefit from the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative, appealing to “the international community and brotherly and friendly countries to fulfill their commitments they made in the Paris and Berlin meetings, noting that Sudan has completed all the necessary legislation to benefit from debt relief.” With regard to the presence of millions of refugees in Sudan, Al-Burhan called for more international support to address the conditions of refugees and the local communities that host them.
The website indicated that Al-Burhan concluded his speech by highlighting another priority for Sudan, which is the need to control the proliferation of small arms and light weapons.
Khartoum: (Kush News)