Unanimous renewal of UNAMID mandate in Sudan [fr]
Explanation of vote by Ms. Anne Gueguen, Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations
Security Council - 31 October 2019
France also welcome’s the unanimous adoption of resolution 2495 (2019). We are pleased that we were able to unite and respond positively to the requests formulated by the Sudanese Prime Minister.
This resolution also lays the strongest possible foundations for the peace process to succeed. Renewing the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur for 12 months, including five months in its current configuration, means that the mission can support the peace process and we avoid creating a security vacuum while the peace negotiations are under way. France calls on all armed groups to participate in good faith in those talks, to which we stand ready to contribute. This historic opportunity to build lasting peace in the Sudan must not be missed.
We will have to continue supporting peace in Darfur after the Blue Helmets leave, as in other countries. We hope that the tripartite structure comprising the Sudan, the United Nations and the African Union will be able to make recommendations in December on a follow-up mechanism, so that the Security Council can take a decision in that regard by 31 March.
Finally, we thank Germany and the United Kingdom as co-penholders for their tireless and effective efforts.