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Sudan’s Salva Kiir to visit Egypt for talks on peace, development

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Nov 20, 2006 (CAIRO) — The First Vice President, Salva Kiir, will begin on Tuesday a visit to Egypt, in the context of the consultation between the Sudanese and Egyptian leaderships on a number issues, including the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

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He will also discuss in Cairo the role of Egypt in boosting the infrastructures, education, agriculture in south Sudan, and ways to make the unity an attractive option.

Egypt seems worry by the possible perspective of the creation of a new state in southern Sudan after the 2011 referendum.

The State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Al Samani Al Wasila who is currently in Cairo, said that the First Vice President would meet the Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, and a number of senior officials in the Egyptian government, besides the Secretary General of the Arab League, Amro Musa.

The Arab league plans to encourage Arab investors to explore business opportunities in southern Sudan. Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates are the most enthusiast for working there.

Kiir would also meet in Cairo with leaders of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), and the Sudanese community in Egypt, the official SUNA reported.

Khalil Ibrahim the leader of the rebel JEM is expected to be tomorrow in Cairo to hold talks with the Egyptian officials. He and other leaders of the National redemption Front are invited by Egypt for consultations on Darfur crisis with the official there.

The First Vice - President will be accompanied during the visit with the Presidential Advisor, Dr. Mansour Khalid, the State Minister at the Presidency, Telar Deng, the State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Al-Samani Al-Wasila, along with a number of ministers in South Sudan Government.

(ST)

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