Sudan’s Foreign Minister Receives Letter of Credence from UNDP’s New Resident Representative

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Sudan’s Foreign Minister El- Dardairi Mohamed Ahmed has received on Monday the letter of credence from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) new Resident Representative Dr. Selva Ramachandran.

Dr. Ramachandran was the UNDP’s Country Director in Sudan during the past period.

In his meeting with the Minister Dr. Ramachandran explained that the position of Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations Resident Coordinator had been severed as part of the United Nations reform process.

He reviewed the UNDP efforts in Sudan, especially in combating desertification, climate change and addressing the effects of asylum and migration on the host communities of refugees and migrants in Sudan.

He added, the program is funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and China for the use of solar energy in agriculture in the state of the Nile River and the White Nile State.

In that connection, endeavors are being made to obtain funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) established under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

He also pointed out that they are exerting efforts to help protect Dindar national Park and protecting the Red Sea shores, referring to the extensive cooperation between them and a number of ministries and government agencies.

The Minister expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the UNDP and expressed that the knowledge of Dr. Ramachandran in Sudan and his long experience in Sudan will be his best help in his new job, stressing the readiness of the Foreign Ministry to facilitate his mission and his resident in the country.