Sudan – South Sudan: announcement of the forthcoming resumption of negotiations (May 23, 2012)
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.
In this respect, France supports the action of the African Union High-level Panel led by President Mbeki.
It urges the authorities of both countries to exercise restraint in order to avoid any increase in tensions. It actively supports the efforts undertaken to put an end to the violence.