Stating on the resignation of Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, Pratik Mathur, Counsellor in India’s Permanent Mission to New York, at a United Nations Security Council briefing by International Criminal Court on Sudan said that this reflects the inherent challenges to the transition process and India looks forward to Sudan’s successful completion of the current transition phase and remains confident that Sudanese people will overcome the current challenges.
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“The UN-facilitated intra-Sudanese political process which is aimed at salvaging the situation and keeping the transition process on track needs to be Sudanese-led and guided by a constructive approach,” said Pratik Mathur at the UNSC briefing.
He asserted that the Sudanese transitional government had demonstrated a willingness to address transitional justice issues, such as accountability for human rights violations, through a truth and reconciliation process.
“We also hope that the prosecutor will be able to visit Darfur during his next visit to Sudan in the coming months,” he said, adding that ‘’it is important that all sides continue to engage on outstanding issues to find mutually acceptable solutions.”
He further said that as Sudan transitions to a peaceful, stable, and prosperous future, there is a need to provide it with all the assistance to redress the issues of the past, promote inter-communal harmony, and protect the fundamental rights of all its citizens.
“As we look forward to Sudan’s successful completion of the current transition phase, we remain confident that Sudanese people will overcome the current challenges and strive further ahead on their road to peace and development,” he added.
Earlier this month, Abdalla Hamdok announced his resignation and said that, “I leave this position to other sons and daughters of my homeland so that they can continue to govern the dear homeland and live out with it what remains of the transitional period toward a civil, democratic state.”