750. Sudan/ South Sudan – Resumption of negotiations in Addis Ababa (May 29, 2012)

France welcomes the resumption of negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan expected today in Addis Ababa under the auspices of the African Union High-level Panel led by President Mbeki.

It encourages the parties to engage constructively in these negotiations in order to find solutions to the outstanding issues, in the interests of the country and the region. It urges them 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.

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.