India at UNSC: Looking forward to Sudan’s successful completion of transition phase
It is important that all sides continue to engage on outstanding issues to find mutually acceptable solutions, India said at the UNSC
Maintaining that the resignation of Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok reflects the inherent challenges to the transition process, India on Monday said it looks forward to Sudan’s successful completion of the current phase and remains confident that Sudanese people will overcome the current challenges and strive further ahead on their road to peace and development.
These remarks were made by counselor at India’s Permanent Mission to UNGA Pratik Mathur at the UNSC briefing by International Criminal Court on Sudan.
India’ Counselor said it is important that all sides continue to engage on outstanding issues to find mutually acceptable solutions.
“The UN facilitated intra-Sudanese political process which is aimed at salvaging the situation and keeping the transition process on track needs to be Sudanese-led and guided by a constructive approach,” he noted.
“The transitional government of Sudan has shown readiness to address the issues relating to transitional justice, including accountability for human rights violations, through a truth and reconciliation process,” the Counselor in India’s Permanent Mission to UN said.
“We also hope that the prosecutor will be able to visit Darfur during his next visit to Sudan in the coming months,” he pointed out.
“As Sudan transitions to a peaceful, stable and prosperous future, there is a need to provide it with all the assistance to redress the issues of the past, promote inter-communal harmony and promote the fundamental rights of all its citizens,” Mathur said.
“As we look forward to Sudan’s successful completion of the current transition phase, we remain confident that Sudanese people will overcome the current challenges and strive further ahead on their road to peace and development,” he noted.
According to reports in the media, anti-military rallies in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, have announced an escalation of protests after security forces fired gunfire and teargas to disperse anti-coup demonstrations on Monday, with medics reporting seven people killed.
Since the coup, at least 70 people have died in skirmishes with security forces, various media reports suggested.
The United Nations launched negotiations last week in an attempt to break the impasse between military authorities and pro-democracy civilian groups and avoid additional upheaval.