MaximsNewsNetwork: SUDAN - UN SECURITY COUNCIL MISSION in KHARTOUM (UNMIS)
MaximsNewsNetwork: 09 October 2010 -- UNMIS: Khartoum, Sudan -- A United Nations (UN) Security Council delegation visiting Sudan on Saturday said there is a strong political will from the signatories to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in 2005, to fully respect the outcome of referenda due to be held in January 2011; speaking just before their departure from Khartoum, Mark Lyall Grant, British (UK) Ambassador to the United Nations said that both parties were committed to holding the referendum on time and in peaceful and credible manner. "What is required now is for those commitments to be turned into action on the ground. As I mentioned, there are still many issues to be resolved and time is short -- and therefore it is vitally important that that commitment is implemented and that we see a real dynamism on the part of both parties to tackle those issues so that those commitments are fully upheld. The international community can help, but it is the two parties who are responsible for the holding of the referendum and making sure that those commitments are upheld," said Mark Lyall Grant, British Ambassador to the UN Security Council. A four-day visit to Sudan by the delegation saw them visit Juba, Darfur and Khartoum, where they met senior government officials including the President of the Government of Southern Sudan who is also the First Vice President Salva Kirr, the Second Vice President of Sudan Ali Osman Taha, members of the Southern Sudan Referendum <b>...</b>
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