3 August 2011
Security Council

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council Press Statement on United Nations Peacekeepers in Abyei


The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Hardeep Singh Puri (India):

The members of the Security Council were saddened by the news of the landmine explosion that occurred during a UNISFA (United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei) patrol in the Abyei region on 2 August, which resulted in the deaths of four Ethiopian soldiers and left seven others wounded. 

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of those killed by the landmine explosion, as well as to the Government of Ethiopia. 

The members of the Security Council expressed their sincere gratitude to the Government of Ethiopia for its contributions to UNISFA, reiterated their full support for UNISFA, and called on all parties to cooperate fully with the mission. 

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