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Sudanese official returns from Scandinavian tour


February 2, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Presidential assistant Nafie Ali Nafie returned from visiting Norway and Sweden, declaring the trip successful and that he hoped that it would open a new page in the relations between Khartoum and the two countries in several areas.

Nafie told a press conference on Saturday morning that he discussed investment, trade and international cooperation ministries ways to develop political and economic relations with diplomats from the two Scandinavian countries.

He said he also met with aid groups and NGOs working in Sudan to facilitate their activities and to develop bilateral relations on the different humanitarian and voluntary aspects, besides meetings with political parties and research centres.

The influential official said that the authorities in the two Scandinavian countries showed keenness to develop their relations with Sudan particularly in the fields of economic activities; hopping that such development provides a basis to engage a comprehensive dialogue with the European Union.

Since the 30 June 1989, the European Union stopped its economic aid to Sudan calling for a return to a democratic regime. Also, atrocities and war crimes in western Sudan pushed Brussels to support the referral of the Darfur conflict to the International Criminal Court.

Last year during a visit to Al-Fasher, EU special envoy to Sudan, Rosalind Marsden, said Brussels would not participate in a donor conference to support peace in Darfur, unless Khartoum pays its financial contributions to the regional authority and achieve justice, as provided in the May 2011 Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD).

However, the EU countries do not have one policy when it comes to their bilateral relations with the Sudan.

Sudanese foreign minister Ali Karti, in a radio talk show on Friday, emphasised that the EU policy is totally different on the bilateral level from the EU policy towards Sudan.

"We plan to build bilateral relations with the European countries", he said.

He further regretted the pressures that Germany faced to cancel an economic forum to encourage private investment in Sudan, adding that said that dozens of German companies are eager to invest in Sudan.


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  • 3 February 2013 18:07, by Paulino Miabek de Minyiel.

    There will not be any new page Nafie until you guys stopped lying. Watch out! Norway will captured all your criminals in Sudan. If you guys keep insisted in genocide.

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    • 3 February 2013 19:55, by Peacocktail

      Khartuom humiliated and hosted humanitarian Agencies from European countries to withdraw from Sudan to SOuth Sudan. Now in Republic of South Sudan are said to have 300 UN agencies and International NGOs plus over 100 Indigenous NGOs.South Sudan is the home of NGOs and free environment for humanitarian purepose.Why V.P?Let Bashir also go to EU begging for fund to continue killings Citizens in Sudan

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    • 3 February 2013 19:58, by julia

      Nafi Ali Nafi is a liar,a liar and a big hollering imbecile.
      Norweign is a s.sudanese ally since the formation SPLA/m,they can,t make that mistake of alliance with gay country,genocidors,corrupt dirty hyaenas of desert,gorillas.
      The same with sweden,re ever neutral in any world politic.how can they tied trade with outlaw,corrupt,country lead by ICC indicted leader like sudan.it is abig liar .

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      • 3 February 2013 21:41, by aguotwany@live.com

        Julia, great point , the Khartoum regime are desperate and they think are smart. Dog is dog . Their time has to it’ expiration end. They done and clause chapter. Time now to push them in the fire. Radical craziest retarded regime . Islamic is dead now in Africa and we the people of South have done that . Proud we and ever live define the next stage .

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