Sudanese FM meets envoys of UK, Norway, US to Sudan and South Sudan
Khartoum � Sudanese Foreign Minister Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour met here on Wednesday with the special envoys of the United Kingdom, Norway and the United States to Sudan and South Sudan, SUNA reported.
The meeting was held in the presence of US charge d’affaires in Khartoum as well as the British and Norwegian ambassadors to Sudan, and the head of the Peace Department and Humanitarian Affairs at the Sudanese Foreign Ministry.
Ghandour commended the envoys and the representatives of those countries in Sudan for their support to Khartoum in lifting the US economic sanctions. He stressed the need for further efforts in the coming period to enhance cooperation between Sudan and the three nations.
The foreign minister also briefed the Western diplomats on the ongoing Sudanese efforts to achieve peace and stability in South Sudan State within the peace efforts of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
He further reviewed the efforts exerted by Sudan’s Government of National Accord to boost peace and stability in the country, particularly in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. He referred, in this regard, to the presidential decision to unilaterally extend the ceasefire in the country to the end of the year, with the view to providing conditions conducive to all parties to join the peace process.
For their part, Norwegian Special Envoy Erling Skojonsberg, UK Special Chris Trott and US Envoy Powell Sutfin reaffirmed their readiness to continue their support to Sudan in the coming period. They also expressed their appreciation of Sudan for its vital role to achieve peace and security in South Sudan, as well as its contribution in facilitating humanitarian access to the war-torn nation.
Source: International Islamic News Agency