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Thursday, 18 October 2018
 

EU, US and UN Delegation to Visit Blue Nile to Discuss Demining Efforts

KHARTOUM - (Agencies) A delegation including a number of EU Ambassadors to Khartoum, US Chargé d’Affaires and the UN Mine Action Office would visit Blue Nile State to see ongoing arrangements to begin the clean-up of landmines, said Sudan’s National Center for Mine Action (NCMA).
Director of the NCMA Amer Abdel-Sadiq Abu Zaid has revealed ongoing arrangements to implement a demining plan in areas identified as dangerous in the Blue Nile State.
He pointed out that the governor of Blue Nile State would brief the joint delegation on the demining plan which is being funded by European donors.
Abu Zaid also said the joint delegation would be headed by the British Ambassador to Khartoum Irfan Siddiq.
In 2016, UN Mine Action Office announced that it has managed, in collaboration with the Sudanese government, to clear 19 million square meters from UXO and landmines in the east African country.
Last week, UK Ambassador Siddiq was in South Kordofan to announce further UK government mine action support in partnership with the UNMAS as part of UKaid Global Mine Action Programme.