UN chief hails signing of agreement with Sudan

February 15th, 2008 - 2:53 pm ICT by admin  

United Nations, Feb 15 (Xinhua) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the signing of the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between the UN-African Union and the government of Sudan. “The signing of this agreement represents a positive step forward in our efforts to deploy UNAMID, and the secretary-general would like to congratulate all parties involved in the negotiations leading to the conclusion of the SOFA,” said a statement issued by Ban’s press office Thursday.

The agreement, which was signed last Saturday, paved the way for the full deployment of the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping mission (UNAMID) that has begun deploying in Darfur in western Sudan.

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