Slovenia remains committed to supporting peace, security and justice in Sudan

Today, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution demanding the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) halt the siege of the city of El Fasher in North Darfur. In addition, the resolution is calling for an immediate halt to the fighting and for de-escalation in and around El Fasher.

Resolution 2736, tabled by the United Kingdom, was adopted with 14 votes in favor and one abstention from Russia. Slovenia voted in favor and welcomed the adoption.

“The situation in El Fasher requires our united, clear and immediate response. The Council must not remain silent in the face of the human catastrophe unfolding in Sudan and with today’s adoption its calls to the warring parties are again loud and clear. We call for the full implementation of this resolution,” underlined Ambassador Samuel Žbogar after the vote.  

Given the ongoing fighting in Sudan that erupted in April 2023 between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the RSF, the humanitarian situation in Sudan is dire and beyond alarming. “We emphasize the need for immediate, safe and unhindered cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access to El Fasher and all of Darfur,” stressed the Ambassador. He added that access to basic necessities must be ensured.

Slovenia called on all parties to the conflict to prioritize the protection of civilians and to adhere strictly to their obligations under international humanitarian and human rights law. “Attacks against civilian infrastructure, providing essential and lifesaving services such as displacement camps, must end,” concluded Ambassador Žbogar. He reiterated Slovenia’s call to all parties to immediately cease hostilities and to resume peace talks.

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