03/12/2021 15:21 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam chairs UNSC committee’s meeting on visit to South Sudan

As Chair of the UN Security Council (UNSC) Committee established pursuant to Resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, chaired a meeting discussing the visit to South Sudan from November 16-20 by a committee’s delegation led by Quy.

Quy briefed the participants on the outcomes of the visit, which was organised to implement the UNSC Resolution 2577 (2021), which encourages the committee’s Chair to conduct field trips to South Sudan to monitor the implementation of measures of the council’s resolutions related to the African country and the peace process in the country.

During this visit, Quy sought information and assessments of the South Sudanese Government and related partners on the political, security and humanitarian situation in the country, the progress of the implementation of the 2018 Peace Agreement in South Sudan, and the implementation of review criteria under the UNSC Resolution 2577 (2021), thus creating a basis for the council to review and consider adjusting or lifting the arms embargo related to South Sudan in 2022.

The Vietnamese representative welcomed the progress in South Sudan since the establishment of the Transitional Government. As this was the last meeting of the Committee chaired by Vietnam in the 2020-2021 term, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy expressed his thanks for the support and cooperation of the Committee's member countries and the UN Secretariat during the period.

Committee member countries emphasised that the visit chaired by Vietnam helped countries better understand the situation in South Sudan and the results of the implementation of the 2018 Peace Agreement. They also expressed their gratitude for Vietnam’s contributions in the past two years as the Chair of the Committee.

The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan oversees the sanctions measures imposed by the Security Council.

Non-permanent member countries of the UNSC take turn to assume the position as the Chair of the Committee./
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