Lookatvietnam – A Vietnam Representative to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) voiced concern over volatile situation in southern Sudan while speaking at the USNC’s meeting on February 5.
|Ambassador Le Luong Minh.|
The diplomat, however, took positive note of developments in the area, including the generally stable security situation in UNMIS (United Nations’ Mission in Sudan)’s area of operations, the relatively calm relations between Sudan and neighbouring states and the further progress in the implementation of the Abyei Roadmap Agreement.
He pointed out the need for the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) parties to build upon the momentum of political will, determination and decisive action to jointly achieve further improvements in such benchmarks as North-South border demarcation, Abyei stabilisation and administration, disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration, national census, referendum and electoral preparations.
Ambassador Minh encouraged the greater coordination of activities between UMIS and other peacekeeping missions.
He spoke highly of the role played by the UN, regional organisation and neighbouring countries in helping to strengthen national efforts towards the full implementation of the CPA.
He said he was concerned about the possible negative impacts of the possible International Criminal Court decision to indict the President of the Sudan on the peace process there, urging the Security Council to consider this matter carefully in the interest of both peace and justice in the Sudan.