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U.N. Special Representative in Sudan offered to facilitate political settlement in meeting with Burhan

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By Reuters

(Corrects days of meeting to Wednesday from Tuesday, and day of statement to Thursday from Wednesday in first paragraph)

CAIRO – The U.N. Special Representative in Sudan met with Sudanese General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Wednesday and encouraged him to de-escalate the situation in the country, calling for access to and the release of detainees, his mission said in a statement on Thursday.

Volker Perthes “offered his good offices to facilitate a political settlement towards the restoration of the transitional partnership,” the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) said.

(Corrects days of meeting to Wednesday from Tuesday, and day of statement to Thursday from Wednesday in first paragraph)