Home | News    Monday 25 July 2011

Sudan’s VP postpones trip to Egypt indefinitely


July 24, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese Vice President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha has put off his visit to Egypt indefinitely, it was announced here today.

JPEG - 37.3 kb
FILE - Sudan’s Second Vice President Ali Osman Taha (L) welcomes Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf upon his arrival at Khartoum’s airport on March 27, 2011 (AFP)

Sudan’s official news agency (SUNA) said that Taha had a phone conversation with Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf in which they both agreed to reschedule the trip that was set to start on Monday to a later unspecified date.

The two officials were both of the point of view that the "temporary postponement" will provide more time to ministers from both sides and joint committees which will help achieve maximum benefits, SUNA reported.

This is the second delay this month made to Sudan’s VP visit to Cairo. He was to be accompanied by ministers of foreign affairs, international cooperation, information, agriculture and transportation.

It is likely that visit was delayed as Egypt grapples with demonstrations that saw a number of clashes between military police and protesters demanding more freedom for the civilian government, an end to military trials and a timetable the completion of reforms.

The unrest is the epicentre of protests that ousted president Hosni Mubarak last February.

Egyptian Prime Minister reshuffled his cabinet last week and promised to speed up trials and political reforms.


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.
  • 25 July 2011 08:42, by Nhomlawda

    VP Riek Machar needs to take sometimes in the country before travelling abroad again to try to convince many of his followers in Unity State to respect his power and government.

    His backyard his full of rebellion and this is undermining his ability to represent our nation abroad.

    repondre message

    • 25 July 2011 09:15, by Michael Angelo


      What connect the RoSS vice president Dr. Riak Machar with Sudan vice president Ali Osman Taha cancel visit to Cairo? We should forget the past and let’s move on to develop our country, which we have been fighting for decades. Nhomlada, you might be a Riak Machar hater because of what he did to SPLM back in 1991, but we should forget and let the past go even though they’re painful to forget.

      repondre message

      • 25 July 2011 09:42, by Nhomlawda


        You are right. I posted this comment under a wrong article, sorry dude for inconvenience.

        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

Will uprising in Sudan provide a new political dispensation? 2019-04-20 06:25:31 By Luka Kuol* The recent wave of uprising in some African countries shows the new means of contesting the African rulers who stayed in power for so long and are hardly to be unseated through the (...)

Sudan’s Uprising: Dealings with remnants of al-Bashir 2019-04-16 21:14:38 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman From the outset, the people of Sudan who have been demonstrating in their glorious popular rebellion for over four months categorically reject the Reproduction or (...)

Sudan’s third civilian uprising and the fourth military coup i 2019-04-16 13:12:52 The third civilian uprising and the fourth military coup in Sudan history ended up with the downfall of Omar Hassan El Bashir after nearly 30 years in power. By Lul Gatkuoth Gatluak The news (...)


Latest Press Releases

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)

Joseph Malwal Dong joined the SPLM/A -IO 2019-04-02 08:35:02 SPLM/A (IO) Press Release 1/4/2019 On Hon. Joseph Malwal Dong Joined the SPLM/A (IO) The leadership of the SPLM/A (IO) would like to seize this precious opportunity to announce to members and (...)

Sudan Protests: Investigate the custodial death of three University students 2019-03-13 12:53:14 The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) Sudan Protests: Urgent call for investigations into the custodial death of three University students and alleged torture of detainees by (...)


Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.