Home | News    Monday 3 October 2016

Five African leaders to attend National Dialogue Final Session

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

October 02, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan on Sunday said that five African leaders and chiefs of regional organizations will attend the National Dialogue Conference on Monday 10 October .

JPEG - 61.1 kb
Sudan’s President Omer al-Bashir and his Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby (L) listen to the national anthem during opening session of Sudan National Dialogue conference in Khartoum October 10, 2015. (Photo SUNA)

Sudan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Ghandour, told reporters that Chadian President Idriss Déby, Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni would attend the National Dialogue Conference.

According to the minister, the meeting will be attended also by the Islamic Cooperation Organization and Arab League Secretary Generals, African Union Chairperson and delegations from Russia and China.

He said that United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon confirmed UN participation without specifying the level of participation.

In January 2014, al-Bashir launched the national dialogue initiative in which he urged opposition parties and rebels alike to join the dialogue table to discuss all the pressing issues.

But the initiative faced serious setbacks after the government’s refusal to create suitable atmosphere before the process, leading several opposition forces to pull out.

The foreign minister further who returned to Khartoum after participating in the Non-Aligned Movement meeting in Venezuela and the UN General Assembly meetings in New York briefed President Omer al-Bashir about his trip and stressed on the progress in the dialogue with Washington on bilateral relations.

“On Sunday I have briefed President Al-Bashir on Sudan’s participation in the UN’s 71st general assembly meeting,” said Ghandour pointing that he met the Chadian President Idriss Déby and discussed with him the regional issues.

He pointed that he has met 23 foreign ministers during the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, and discussed with them bilateral relations, regional and international relations.

Further Ghandour said that he discussed the Sudanese –U.S relations. on the sidelines of the UN meetings,

The minister went to say that Washington reiterated that sanctions on Sudan do not include private remittance and humanitarian aid.

“The is a very important step for banking transactions as international banks fear dealing with Sudan since long time,” he said.

Last week, U.S. officials said that sanctions on Sudan do not include private remittance and humanitarian aid to the eastern African country and encouraged transactions with Khartoum within the framework of many authorizations and licenses.

(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


Egypt’s Strategic Water Security: The myth and the truth 2017-03-24 08:19:56 By Ermias Hailu Following to the end of the second world war Egypt’s failure to integrate Eritrea to its territories, due to Emperor Haile Selassie’s superior diplomatic skills, the then Pan- Arab (...)

South Sudan famine is a wake-up call to revive dead peace deal 2017-03-20 15:57:01 By Brian Adeba News that a famine has been declared in South Sudan is yet another stark reminder of the ever evolving nature of war-induced fragility in Africa’s newest country. As the world (...)

Africa’s next level of economic transformation 2017-03-20 05:57:00 By Jim Yong Kim The G20 finance ministers met last week in Germany to discuss critical challenges facing the global economy, from climate change to migration to humanitarian emergencies like the (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Statement by South Sudanese Communist Party on the National Dialoguel 2017-03-22 05:44:42 The Communist Party of South Sudan On the Initiative of the National Dialogue The initiative taken by the President of the Republic of South Sudan declaring a need for a national dialogue is an (...)

An Appeal to President of the Republic of South Sudan 2017-03-15 07:22:45 Dear. Mr. President, I write to appeal to you for the release of political detainees now in the custody of the National Security Service at Jebel and other detention facilities. In doing this, I (...)

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

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.