LATEST NEWS AND STATEMENTS
Sudan – Attack against UNISFA (06.05.13)
France strongly condemns the unacceptable attack against UNISFA (United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei) by Misseriya elements, which led to the death of the Dinka leader, Kuol Deng Majok, and a peacekeeper, and injured several soldiers from the peacekeeping force.
South Sudan – Attack on a UN convoy (10.04.13)
France strongly condemns the attack on a patrol belonging to the UN Mission in South Sudan, which killed 5 Indian soldiers and several UN civilian personnel, and injured many others.
Implementation of the agreements between Sudan and South Sudan (11.03.13)
France welcomes the adoption by Sudan and South Sudan of the implementation procedures for the agreements of September 27, 2012, aimed at establishing a buffer zone. These implementation procedures, together with a detailed schedule, should make it possible to put the planned demilitarized zone at the border of the two states into operation and to deploy the planned monitoring mechanism. This further step removes the last remaining obstacle to the implementation of the agreements of September 27.
Sudan – South Sudan (19.02.13)
France is concerned about the continued fighting between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states. It calls on the parties to negotiate as swiftly as possible an agreement on the cessation of hostilities and to find a political solution to this crisis, as requested repeatedly by the African Union and the UN Security Council.
Pakistan – Assassination of Bashir Ahmed Bilour, minister of the government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province (22.12.12)
France condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack in Peshawar on December 22 that took the life of Bashir Ahmed Bilour, a minister of the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and eight others.
Sudan – South Sudan : Situation in Darfour (27.07.12)
France underscores the urgent need for a comprehensive agreement between Sudan and South Sudan. The August 2 deadline set by the African Union and the Security Council is fast approaching. Each side has put forward proposals.
Sudan/ South Sudan – Resumption of negotiations in Addis Ababa (30.05.12)
France urges the authorities of both countries to exercise restraint in order to avoid any risk of war. It actively supports the efforts undertaken to put an end to the violence.
Sudan – South Sudan: announcement of the forthcoming resumption of negotiations (23.05.12)
France welcomes the forthcoming resumption of negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan, announced yesterday by President Mbeki. It encourages the parties to comply without further delay with the UN Security Council resolutions and to implement the road map adopted by the African Union on April 24.