BURKINA FASO ANNOUNCES DECISION TO PULL OUT TROOPS WITH UN MISSION IN DAFUR

KHARTOUM, - The State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Burkina Faso, Dr. Obeidalla Mohamed Obeidalla, has informed Sudan of that West African nation's decision to withdraw its troops who are serving with UNAMID.

UNAMID is the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), a joint peacekeeping mission approved by UN Security Council to bring stability to the strife-torn Darfur region of western Sudan while peace talks on a final settlement continued.

The decision was conveyed Thursday by the Burkinabe State Minister of Regional Co-operation, Rita Solange Agnetekoum, when she met Sudanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Obeidalla Mohamed Obeidalla here.

She had who led the delegation of her country to the third session of the bilateral joint ministerial committee which concluded its meeting in Khartoum on Wednesday.

At the meeting, Dr. Obeidalla expressed appreciation for the success of the meeting and gave a briefing on the current positive developments in the Sudanese political arena, including the peace negotiations, the national dialogue and the strategy for the exit of UNAMID from Sudan.

The Burkinabe Minister praised the level of the bilateral relations between her country and Sudan.

She expressed her country's thanks to Sudan for hosting a considerable number of students from Nurkina Faso in Sudanese universities.

She affirmed that her country will withdraw the troops of Burkina Faso out of the UNAMID forces in Sudan, in compliance with the policy of Sudan in this regard. She also stated that Burkina Faso would establish its embassy in Khartoum shortly.

Source: Nam News Network

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