Title: Sudan expects a new representative for UNDP resident coordinator in the coming days
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 01-21-2015, 04:20 PM
Jan 21, 2015-Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-Sudanâ€™s Foreign Ministry has expected a new representative for U.N. resident coordinator at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ali Al-Za'tari, in the coming days.
Sudanâ€™s Foreign Ministryâ€™s spokesmen, Yousif Al-Kordofani, stressed that his government is committed to its decision to expel Al-Za'tari and the UNDP's country director, Yvonne Helle, pointing out that UN has not yet name a replacement.
Sudanâ€™s diplomat confirmed Khartoumâ€™s government keenness to cooperate with the United Nations in accordance with the international conventions, noting that UN had expressed its understanding to Sudanâ€™s position. Sudan ordered Ali Al-Za'tari and Helle to leave the country
President Omar Hassan al-Bashir called for peacekeepers from UNAMID, the joint U.N.-African Union Mission in Darfur, to leave.
Sudanâ€™s Foreign Ministry said that Sudanâ€™s decision to expel Zaâ€™tari because of comments he made in an interview with a Norwegian newspaper that appeared to criticize the Sudanese people.