Madam President,
1. I would like to thank Under-Secretary-General Atul Khare for his comprehensive briefing. I also welcome the representative of Sudan to our meeting today.
2. Fourteen years ago, the establishment of the United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) marked a new milestone in the history of UN peacekeeping operations and cooperation between the UN and regional organizations. UNAMID was the first joint UN – AU peacekeeping mission and also the largest at that time.
Allow me to salute the tireless efforts of all peacekeepers and personnel of the Mission, as well as troop- and police-contributing countries and other partners who have contributed to the work of UNAMID throughout the years.
The Mission has played a critical role in the protection of civilians in the Darfur region as well as the facilitation of the Darfur Peace Agreement, thereby contributing to peace and stability in the whole of Sudan.
UNAMID has truly become the prime example of successful cooperation between the UN and AU in the maintenance of international peace and security.   
Madam President,
3. We note with appreciation that UNAMID has met the Council's request to complete the withdrawal of all uniformed and civilian personnel by 30 June 2021, in line with Resolution 2559.
Despite some challenges, this process has taken place in a timely, orderly and safe manner thanks to the close cooperation between the Mission, the Government of Sudan and other relevant stakeholders.
We understand that the liquidation process of the Mission's assets will continue to take place in the next 12 months. It is therefore crucial to carry on such close cooperation and ensure the safety and security of UNAMID's remaining personnel, in line with Resolution 2559 and the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA).
Furthermore, it is important to fully respect the framework agreement which ensures the principle of civilian end-use and the security and physical integrity of the handed-over UNAMID team sites and assets.   
Madam President,
4. We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome the continued political and security developments in Sudan. As the country has achieved tremendous progress in the political and security fronts in recent times, it is now transitioning from peacekeeping to peacebuilding.
At the same time, we note the challenges that the country is still facing, particularly in the implementation of the Peace Agreement and addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity, natural disasters and inter-communal violence.
In this regard, it is imperative that the Sudanese parties continue to resolve their differences to implement the remaining provisions of the Peace Agreement in full.
Furthermore, as UNAMID's mandate has ended, we call on the Government of Sudan to continue strengthening its primary responsibility for the protection of civilians.
It is critical to ensure the full implementation of the National Plan for Civilian Protection and to find more comprehensive solutions to address the root causes of inter-communal violence in Darfur, including through confidence-building measures and dialogue opportunities.
Madam President,
5. To further assist the Sudanese Government in this critical juncture, the collaboration and support from the UN Integrated Transitional Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), AU and neighbouring countries will remain essential.
In this connection, it is our hope that the UN Secretariat and UNAMID will continue to pass on its rich experiences and lessons to UNITAMS, so that the Mission can better achieve its mandate in supporting the transition in Sudan and addressing the current challenges in the country.
We look forward to receiving the Secretary-General's report in October this year on the good lessons learned from the experience of UNAMID.
In conclusion, Viet Nam re-emphasizes our firm commitment in supporting Sudan in this transitional chapter towards long term peace and stability.  
I thank you, Madam President./. ​​

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