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December 2, 2009 (KHARTOUM) — The Russian special envoy to Sudan, Mikhail Margelov, will start on Thursday a six-day visit to Sudan at the head of a delegation of businessmen, media and press.

Muawiya Osman Khalid spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said the visit comes in continuation of a previous visit last February, but also after the international workshop, held in Moscow last october to find solutions to Darfur crisis.

The Russian envoy will hold talks with a number of state officials on ways to enhance bilateral relations between the two countries. He also will discuss latest developments on Darfur issue and the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement

The envoy is expected to pay a visit to North Darfur state, where he will meet the governor and the acting Joint Special Representative of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) as well as visit some camps of the displaced persons.

Further, Margelov will visit South Kordofan state and Southern Sudan where he will meet with officials from the semi-autonomous government in Juba.

The Russian envoy will meet President Omer Al-Bashir in Khartoum and First Vice-President Salva Kiir Mayadrit in Juba. He will also meet with Dr. Nafie Ali Nafie, Assistant to the President, Dr. Ghazi Salah Al-Deen Adviser to the President, Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Tahir, Speaker of the National Assembly and Mr. Deng Alor, Minister of Foreign Affairs, next to his meetings with officials from UNMIS and UNAMID.

On October 21, The Russian envoy met for the first time the leadership of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement during a visit to the Chadian capital Ndjamena.

In his talks with the rebel movement, he stressed on the need to resume negotiations with the Sudanese government in the Qatari capital in order to reach a negotiated settlement to the six-year conflict.

(ST)

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  • 3 December 2009 05:55, by Samson Shawel Ambaye

    God be with Russia. Help ICC for Bashir arrest.

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    • 3 December 2009 06:41, by maumau

      What does Russia have to offer to Sudan when it has many internal and external problems. It must remove a beetle from its eye before removing it from the eye of Sudan. Its records are deadly. MAUMAU

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    • 3 December 2009 08:29, by Aduol Liet

      Samon Shewel.

      You are stupid what help do you want to Russian. Russia have lost confident from the worldwide because of Darfuri genocide they were selling weapons to dictator Omar al Bashir to murder his own citizens Sudanese. Russia government need to stay a way from Omar al Bashir otherwise, Russian people are too a shameful to the world.

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  • 3 December 2009 08:14, by Time1

    We like to see more Russian involvement in Sudan both north and south.

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    • 12 December 2009 04:09, by Adok Liei

      "I have endorsed Omer al Bashir for another term, he added, arrest warrant issued to Omer by ICC is viable and unrealistic" said by Russian envoy to Sudan, brothers, there is no any help which we acquired from Russia in the past and no hope we are lookin forward from Russia, they are hopeless, because of Russia, that is why the arrest warrant issued to Omer was delayed, they have acquainted themselves with Omer morethan everyone just to provide weapons to kill us, my worry is that, they would re-equiped Omer again if they found it pathetic enough to justify their needs, so the war can break out again, so they can benefit out of that.

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