27 November 2015

Security Council Committee Concerning Sudan Convenes Meeting with Sudan, Regional States

At its seventh formal meeting on 23 November 2015, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan met with representatives to the United Nations of the Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya and South Sudan, with the aim of further strengthening the dialogue between the Committee and the invited delegations, particularly on the challenges faced by the region in achieving full implementation of the measures — arms embargo, travel ban and assets freeze — set out in the same resolution in relation to Darfur.  This was the third meeting of its kind, since the establishment of the 1591 Sanctions Committee in 2005.  The Panel of Experts on the Sudan also participated via video teleconference.

Invited delegations expressed their commitment to the implementation of the measures and shared their views and concerns on the subject.

During the discussion, it was also underlined that the close cooperation of the Sudan and Member States, particularly those in the region, with the Committee and its Panel of Experts was essential towards the full and effective implementation of the sanctions regime, whose ultimate aim was to advance peace and stability in Darfur.

Meeting participants agreed that the dialogue was very useful and should continue.

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