Home | News    Tuesday 26 May 2009

US Senate delegation in bilateral talks with high-level Sudanese officials

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

May 25, 2009 (KHARTOUM) – A United States congressional delegation met on Monday with some of the highest figures in the Sudanese government.

Senator Johnny Isakson and Senator Bob Corker, whose visit marks the latest in a series of moves on the part of the US to reengage in a bilateral dialogue, arrived in Khartoum on Sunday at noon.

Vice President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha discussed with the American delegation “means of boosting bilateral relations,” the official SUNA reported. Taha has played a significant role as interlocutor with US officials in past periods of engagement, especially during US-brokered peace negotiations.

The Sudanese official in charge of relations with the US, Ambassador Nasr-Eddin Wali, said the American delegation’s visit to Sudan came with the aim of getting acquainted with the situation on the ground, adding that the visit is an extension of the recent visit of the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Kerry.

“Sudan looks forward for close cooperation with the United States of America to push ahead the relations on the bases of mutual respect and respect to Sudan’s sovereignty,” he said.

An advisor to President Omer Al-Bashir, Dr. Ghazi Salahuddin, received the two senators in his office and acquainted them with “the real situation in Sudan and the more positive role that the United States can play in dealing with Sudan issues in general and Darfur issue in particular,” stated the official news organ.

Isakson and Corker also met with Foreign Minister Deng Alor, who was twice in Washington in 2009. According to press statements made by the US legislators after the meeting, they discussed implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and humanitarian issues in Darfur.

The visit complements the approach taken by the US State Department, which has chosen a diplomatic tack over military threats earlier made before his election by President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other senior administration officials. Today a British scholar and commentator on Darfur issues, Alex De Waal, characterized the approach of US Special Envoy to Sudan Scott Gration as one of “unclenching the fist.”

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 26 May 2009 10:10, by Toposa Boy southerner

    My advise to the boys of Obama Osama administration is this

    Nothing you can achieved with the terrorist regime in Khartoum

    You will come back with lies denials that as been going on for may many years already

    So don’t west your time for nothing you guys better do something good for Sudanese’s people

    repondre message

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


A brief history one man’s destructive misrepresentations 2015-04-18 08:07:54 By Eric Reeves Al Jazeera America is currently airing a two-part documentary that attempts to represent the character and causes of the catastrophe that has overtaken South Sudan following the (...)

Sudan’s election marred by arbitrary detention, and insecurity 2015-04-18 06:31:10 By African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies Sudan’s national general elections began on 13 April 2015. Scheduled to end on 15 April, they were extended one day by the National Elections (...)

President Bashir’s elections: victory by default 2015-04-16 21:24:18 By Magdi El Gizouli Two days before the start of polling in Sudan’s ongoing elections on 13 April a quarter-page insert in the Khartoum newspaper al-Intibaha congratulated the former finance (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudanese security arrest rights defender Adil Bakheit 2015-04-18 08:04:21 FRONT-LINE DEFENDRSPress StatementSudan Human rights defender Adil Bakheit arrested Human rights defender Mr Adil Bakheit was arrested on 16 April 2015 by the National Intelligence and Security (...)

Which do you choose? Peace or War? 2015-04-18 06:16:42 To the South Sudanese Diaspora Which do you choose? Peace or War? Coalition of Advocates for South Sudan, April 11, 2015 “The Voice of the South Sudanese Diaspora” Who are/What is the South (...)

Seventy-six organizations call for publication of AU Inquiry Report as deadline for peace passes 2015-03-07 05:04:51 6 March 2015: FOR Immediate Release SOUTH SUDAN: The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) should immediately consider, publish and disseminate the final report of the Commission (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2015 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.