Committee: Security Council
Country: The Republic of France
Topic: The Situation in Sudan
Delegate: Robert Janes, East Grand Rapids
The Situation in Sudan is one of political turmoil and uncertainty for what the future holds. The Transnational Military Council that is currently in control of the country does not accurately represent the wants of the people, and this has led to violent protests from both sides. France fully supports Sudan, and is a big economic supporter of them, but in order for France to continue to support Sudan, stability is needed.
France would like to see an increase of UN peacekeepers within Sudan, but due to Sudanese officials asking for a removal of all peacekeepers by 2020, this is impossible. Due to not being able to manually stabilize Sudan, France believes it is in the best interest of the security council to remove any sanctions placed on Sudan, and attempt to open new trade lines. By providing economic aid to Sudan, the transition from the TMC to a democratic government will be much smoother, and hopefully prevent any more violent protests from breaking out. France realizes that economic aid is not necessarily the best way to ensure stability within Sudan, it is one of the only options available at the moment. The lack of a sizeable force of peacekeepers currently within Sudan combined with the removal of said peacekeepers by 2020 means any aid to Sudan will have to be through diplomatic relations. France urges the other members of the Security Council to provide aid to Sudan through trade, and believes that any sanctions placed on Sudan will only get in the way of any attempts to de-escalate the tension between the TMF and FFC.
France urges all current members of the Security Council to support Sudan during this transitional period, and do everything in their power to aid a peaceful transition of power. France recognizes that not all members of the Security Council are able to provide financial aid to Sudan, and asks that all members attempt to at the very least maintain favorable relations with Sudan.
- Robert Janes