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Source: CDU, CSU,


The debate on the extension of the Bundeswehr mandate for the Sudan and South Sudan

The Bundeswehr is expected to continue in the peace missions in the Sudan and in South Sudan. The Bundestag debated this week in the first reading the extension of the mandates of UNAMID and UNMISS. At the same time, he approved a request by the coalition factions, in which you are known to support the democratic Transition of Sudan.

The transitional government needs quick results

“The political upheaval in the Sudan after decades of authoritarian and Islamist rule is a historical Chance for both the country as well as for the entire Region of the Horn of Africa”, – is spoken in the application of the CDU/CSU and the SPD. In order to win the trust of the population, is required to help the transitional government reforms on the way and need quick results. In the Bundestag, approved the request of the Federal government to provide assistance in the areas of rule of law and constitutional reform, in the preparation of elections, when party building and governance. In addition, the development of political cooperation with Sudan should be resumed.

The upper limit is lowered

The Mission UNAMID, which is the protection of the civilian population, humanitarian assistance and the Monitoring of the ceasefire agreement in the Western crisis-ridden province of Darfur, is to be extended until the end of October. Currently, the United Nations are finalizing details of a follow-on mission to negotiate, which would then in turn be submitted to the Bundestag for approval. For the current mandate, the upper limit of the German participation should be lowered from 50 to 20 soldiers. Unchanged the UNMISS in South Sudan until 31 extended. March of next year. This application is used for the Stabilisation of the Region and the humanitarian aid. The upper limit is 70 soldiers of the German armed forces. Currently, only 14 Bundeswehr soldiers are in South Sudan but in use. In Sudan, there are even only three.


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