Wednesday, 07 September 2011

Dutch Foreign Minister receives EU Representative for Sudan and South Sudan

Dutch foreign minister Rosenthal on 30 August met with Rosalind Marsden, the Special Representative of the European Union for Sudan and Southern Sudan, for a conversation on current developments in Sudan, the role of the international community and the development of the young state of South Sudan. The humanitarian and human rights situation in the border areas of Abyei, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, both agreed, requires sustained international attention.

Rosenthal emphasized that Sudan’s President Bashir and the governor of the state of South Kordofan, Harun, must appear in the International Criminal Court. They are among others indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The EU and the Netherlands are part of the international Contact Group on Sudan, whose task it is to monitor progress and implementation of the agreements on the Sudanese peace process, including Darfur.

Source: Dutch Foreign Ministry