Minister for Foreign Affairs Welcomes the UN Security Council’s Authorisation of a Peacekeeping Mission for Darfur
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Dermot Ahern T.D., today warmly welcomed the adoption by the UN Security Council of Resolution 1769, which authorises the deployment of a hybrid African Union-UN mission of over 26,000 military and police personnel in the Darfur region of
The Minister said:
“I warmly welcome this significant step forward in international efforts to relieve the suffering of the people of
“The deployment of UNAMID should create a breathing space which will allow the foundations of a lasting peace to be laid, and I strongly support the current efforts of the African Union and United Nations special envoys in this regard. A political solution is the only way to bring a permanent end to this conflict.
“It is estimated that more than 200,000 people died as a result of this conflict since 2003, and more than two million people have been forced to flee their homes. The people of
“It is important that
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