GENEVA (Sputnik) — A Swiss national has been kidnapped in Sudan's western state of Darfur, George Farago, the spokesman of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs told Sputnik Sunday.
"The Foreign Ministry has learned of the case of a Swiss national's kidnapping in Sudan (Darfur). Our representatives on the ground are in contact with the local authorities. The clarification of the incident's circumstances is underway," Farago said.
In 2007, the UN Security Council endorsed the deployment of a joint mission of the United Nations and the African Union in the region. In June 2017, the UNSC approved the reduction of the peacekeeping mission in Darfur, which, according to certain experts, reflects the reduction of tensions in the region.