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Sudan’s presidential aide, UK official discuss bilateral relations

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Neil Wigan, Africa Director at the Foreign Office (FOA Photo)

March 29, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The third session of the strategic dialogue between Sudan and the United Kingdom has concluded in Khartoum on Wednesday.

Sudan’s foreign ministry said the two sides discussed a number of bilateral issues including peace in Sudan, human rights, culture, development, trade and investment, human trafficking and illegal migration, terrorism and violent extremism and defence cooperation.

According to a press release issued after the meeting, the two sides underlined seriousness to implement what has been agreed upon and promote bilateral ties to achieve the stage of partnership between the two countries.

The press release further said the two sides also discussed regional and international issues of common concern, pointing they agreed to continue this constructive dialogue, saying the next session will be held in London after six months.

It is noteworthy that the Sudanese side was headed by the Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Abdel-Ghani al-Nai’m while the British side was chaired by the Director for Africa at the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office Neil Wigan.

The strategic consultations meetings between the two countries started in March 2016 in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum and considered the first talks of its kind at this level in 25 years.

Sudan and Britain agreed to exchange of visits at the level of senior officials from the two countries along with increasing cooperation in the fields of economy, investment and culture.

PRESIDENTIAL AIDE MEETS WIGAN

Meanwhile, the Sudanese presidential assistant Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid and Neil Wigan Wednesday have discussed bilateral relations between the two countries.

In press statements following the meeting, Hamid underscored Sudan’s keenness to promote relations with the UK to achieve the joint interests of the two nations, expressing appreciation for the strategic dialogue with the UK at all domains.

For his part, Wigan said the meeting discussed political relations besides a number of issues including trade, investment, security and illegal migration, pointing to Sudan’s large resources and multiple capabilities.

He expressed UK’s appreciation for the support rendered by Sudan to the South Sudanese refugees.

The British delegation is expected to visit Darfur to inspect the development projects funded by the UK government and the conditions in the war-torn region.

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  • 30 March 02:05, by Kuch

    Yea, the creeps have messed up their relationship with the European countries and they think. They will come and have their usual smooth ride in African countries?! Good luck to the evils. Probably in Middle East though. But l doubt African countries would want to have anything to do with the British. Here in South Sudan though we just hate the evils like our backs that we don’t see>>>

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    • 30 March 02:11, by Kuch

      The British, the US, the UN and their creepy NGOs think they can Geo politically chess game play our country and our people just like they have done in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya. Simply because the hyenas are salivating for our resources and to encircle China Good luck. We are going to surprise the evil evil pretty badly. Who says we like the evil white Americans>>>

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      • 30 March 02:16, by Kuch

        British people and their evil juus? That the South Sudanese refugees are in North Sudan? What the hell are they going to do in that hellhole? Some of these idiots think that they can Geo-politically play our country and our people like their then West and East Germany and then hope that they can eventually re-unite us with the people we hate to death. Careful fellows>>.

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        • 30 March 02:23, by Kuch

          The English, white Americans and Arabs always consider themselves the most racists people on earth. But that is not true, South Sudanese people are the most racists and the most revengeful people on earth. The Nuers and some Equatoria usual messy ways is what still let the cloned so-called arabs still deal with us. But we will eventually settle our old scores with the evils cum-sun, cum-rain.

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