UNISFA Successfully Conducts Confidence Building Patrol in Agok, Significantly Contributing to Enhancing Security Amidst Challenging Circumstances
Abyei, 8 October 2023 – The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) successfully carried out a Confidence Building Patrol in the general area of Agok on 08 Oct 2023, demonstrating its unwavering commitment to maintaining peace and security in Abyei amidst the current challenging security situation.
This joint operation, conducted in collaboration with all contingents of UNISFA, has played a crucial role in building trust and reinforcing stability in the region. The Confidence Building Patrol, orchestrated under UNISFA's mandate, highlights the importance of direct engagement and cooperation between UN peacekeepers and local communities. By actively patrolling and interacting with local populace, UNISFA seeks to foster an environment of trust, encourage dialogue, and strengthen relationships to alleviate tensions within the Abyei area.
"The successful execution of this Confidence Building Patrol in Agok exemplifies UNISFA's resilience and dedication to fulfilling its mandate, especially in the face of ongoing security challenges " said Col Mohamed Al Achhab, Force Chief of Staff, UNISFA. "We recognize the importance of engaging with local communities, local authorities, and regional partners to jointly address security concerns and nurture an atmosphere conducive to lasting peace. "
UNISFA's Confidence Building Patrol serve as a strong deterrent against potential threats to peace and stability by promoting a visible UN presence throughout the region. By fostering communication, understanding, and cooperation, the Confidence Building Patrol in Agok aligns with UNISFA's mission to enhance peace and stability in Abyei. Moving forward, UNISFA remains committed to implementing comprehensive strategies that prioritize the protection of civilians, promote dialogue, and support reconciliation efforts.