The Brazilian government is following with concern the serious clashes in South Sudan, which have resulted in the deaths of hundreds of civilians. In this context, it strongly condemns the attack on the UN base in Okobo, which claimed the lives of two peacekeepers. Brazil expresses its solidarity to the people and Government of South Sudan, as well as to the families of the victims.
Brazil reiterates its repudiation of violence as a means of settling disputes and calls upon the parties concerned to seek a peaceful solution through dialogue and in an environment that ensures the safety of the civilian population. Thus, it associates itself with the statements of the UN Security Council and Secretary-General in their full support for the efforts of the UN, the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to contribute to a prompt political solution of the crisis.
The Brazilian government is closely following the situation of the Brazilian military observers and police officers who work in the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).