BEIJING, July 12 (Xinhuanet) -- The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to begin withdrawing their peacekeeping force from Sudan from July 11th.
The withdrawal will be completed by the end of August. The resolution comes two days after South Sudan became the world's newest state, and follows the termination of the mission's mandate on July 9th.
The Security Council approved last Friday to create a new UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan to consolidate peace and security. The 15-member Council underscored the need for a smooth transition from the current operation to the new UN Mission for the Republic of South Sudan.