Vershinin discussed with the Ambassador of the Sudan the situation in Darfur

© RIA Novosti / Bolat to Siginiture in photobacteria Vershinin. Archival photoVershinin discussed with the Ambassador of the Sudan the situation in Darfur© RIA Novosti / Bolat to Siginiture the image Bank

Deputy foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Vershinin and discussed with the Ambassador of Sudan in Moscow the situation in Darfur and resolving the Abyei, said Tuesday the Russian foreign Ministry.

«The focus of attention was the situation in Sudanese Darfur, in particular the activity of the Joint operation of the UN and the African Union in Darfur. The Russian side affirmed their mutual intention to promote within the framework of the UN Security Council’s balanced adequate to the real situation in the region parameters of the withdrawal of the said peacekeeping operations by the end of 2020, as defined in UN security Council resolution 2429, taking into account the views of the host state», — stated in the message following the meeting.

The parties also touched on the issue of settlement in Abyei «with an emphasis on the need to continue effective support of the Provisional forces, the UN security Joint border verification mechanism in the region.»

«The importance of confidence-building between Sudan and South Sudan, for a final settlement of the status of Abyei. More broadly, they agreed to continue fruitful cooperation in the UN,» — said the Russian foreign Ministry.