The Government condemns the decision by the Sudanese Government to expel Jan Pronk, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative to Sudan. This step will contribute nothing to solving the problems of Sudan: Khartoum needs to co-operate with the UN to steer the comprehensive peace agreement to a successful conclusion and to bring an end to the appalling conflict in Darfur. We are in close contact with the UN Secretariat on their response and have protested directly to President Bashir. We call upon the Sudanese Government to reconsider its decision.
But notwithstanding the next steps over this regrettable decision, UN efforts must and will continue to address the suffering of the people of Sudan.