Home | News    Friday 20 June 2014

Sudan urges Islamic organisation to determine if Uganda supports rebels

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

June 19, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s foreign minister, Ali Karti, Thursday called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to say explicitly if Uganda harbours and supports rebel groups that fight his government.

JPEG - 26.9 kb
Sudanese foreign minister Ali Karti (Getty Images)

Sudan last February objected the election of Uganda as member of the OIC commission and demanded to condemn the east African country for supporting rebel groups in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

Following what the Islamic organisation formed a fact findings mission led by a Tunisian diplomat, Al-Habib Kaabashi who is also the head of OIC political department.

Karti who is participating at a meeting of OIC foreign ministers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was briefed by Kaabashi on the activities of his panel and told the Sudanese foreign minister that they demanded Kampala to “stop harbouring armed groups that are fighting against Sudan”.

According to the official SUNA, the diplomat said they recommended at the level of the OIC general secretariat that the committee continues its activities and work to bridge the gap between the two countries.

Kaabashi further added that the Ugandan president welcomed their demarche and expressed readiness to engage in talks with Sudan to address the problem.

However, the Sudanese minister said that fact finding committee has to submit a report on its mission and to say “whether Uganda effectively supports the armed movements opposed to the Sudan or not”.

Regarding the willingness of Yoweri Museveni to settle the issue, Karti told the OIC official that it is not the first time that Uganda makes such pledges and fails to meet it.

On 12 October 2013, in a "friendly and frank" meeting held in Addis Ababa with his Sudanese counterpart Omer al-Bashir, president Museveni vowed to stop his support to the rebel groups.

But the two countries continued to trade accusations of support to rebel groups.

The Ugandan Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, on 23 April, said his country filed a complaint with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) about Sudan’s alleged support for LRA.

Karti expressed the hope that Kampala shows a sense of responsibility and work to respect Sudan’s sovereignty and stop interfering in its internal affairs.

He further stressed Sudan’s keenness to build good relations with all countries, especially its neighbours, adding that Khartoum does not object to support any efforts that will bring peace and stability in the region.

(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.

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


Wedding in Juba - How can you tell if a bridegroom works for Nilepet? 2017-02-24 05:25:41 By Deng Kiir Akok The Nile Petroleum Corporation is a national Oil and Gas Corporation, which engages in oil exploration, production and marketing. Famous for its abbreviation Nilepet has been a (...)

Bashir’s congratulation for Trump remains double-edged sword 2017-02-21 08:47:41 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman This is a note to the readers of this article about my use of the phrase double-edged sword. It means that Omar al-Bashir’s Speedy congratulation offer to Donald Trump (...)

South Sudan: Why ’NO’ for peace and ’YES’ for war 2017-02-20 20:45:12 By Tor Madira Machier The region and the International community has been on a campaign in a bid to end the civil war in South Sudan right after its inception in December 2013, yet the very (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Militias of Bashir’s Regime and the Proxy War (1) 2017-02-08 21:49:09 Sudan Democracy First Group Militias of Bashir’s Regime and the Proxy War (1) War in the Blue Nile: Militias in the hunt of refugees and displaced population Introduction Throughout its rule, (...)

More refugees flee to Uganda than across Mediterranean 2017-01-25 09:15:39 January 25, 2017 Uganda welcomed more refugees last year than the total number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean into Europe. “Europe should learn from the way Uganda and other (...)

Carter Center welcomes new regulations on humanitarian affairs 2017-01-12 07:53:16 The Carter Center ATLANTA, Januarg 11, 2017 – The Carter Center welcomes the recent regulations issued by the government of Sudan aimed at facilitating humanitarian relief throughout the country (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.