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October 30, 2009 (KHARTOUM) — Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore today started a two-day official visit to Sudan where he will hold talks with the Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir on Darfur conflict

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Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaoré

The visit is part of the distinguished relations between the two countries and tends to coordinate between the two sides in the issues of mutual concern," said Haydar Hassan Haj Al-Sidiq, head of the Protocol Department at the Foreign Ministry.

In a joint press conference held between the two presidents, Al Bashir said the visit comes within the framework of regional and international efforts being made by Compaore to contribute to resolving the Darfur issue. He further referred to his role in achieving reconciliation in Ivory Coast and Guinea

The Sudanese President further expressed appreciation for the attention paid by Compaore to achieve peace and security in Africa in general and Sudan and West Africa in particular. Bashir said Compaore’s interest to resolve Darfur conflict is represented in the fact that he pushed to appoint his former foreign minister Mr. Djibril Bassole to be the Joint Mediator of the United Nations and the African Union to resolve Darfur conflict.

Al-Bashir and Compaoreare held closed-door meeting Friday in Khartoum on the political and economic relations between the two countries, the Darfur issue and the CPA implementation.

Sudan’s foreign ministry stressed the role of Burkina Faso as one of the Francophone countries in the African continent that maintains good relations with France. Al-Sidiq, said "we work to utilize this characteristic to send messages to France concerning our position toward all the current political issues."

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  • 31 October 2009 03:54, by Kur

    Where did Compaore’s airplane land as we were told the Khartoum international airport was under repair when the Nigerian senate’s president plane couldn’t land? Or is it because the Nigerian senator was going to visit Darfur? Double standard will not save anybody but will make matters even worse.

    Kur

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    • 31 October 2009 04:28, by oshay

      Your statement doesn’t make sense as usual Kur. Nigerians already have a battalion of soldiers there,so the absence of one senator does not make a difference.

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      • 31 October 2009 08:22, by North Korea

        Hey Buddy stop telling Kur that his statement doesn’t make sense. You by yourself, you always state out negative statements. Trying to asses your words and after that you post it to the web.

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        • 31 October 2009 13:33, by DASODIKO

          Burkina Faso President visits Sudan to see the conditions of his countries Janjaweeds in Darfur. And also collect the money of the gentleman agreement between FASO and Sudan Government to settle the Janjaweeds in Darfur.
          But I am telling the guy that only three months time and he will receive his Janjaweeds in FASO Burkino.

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          • 4 November 2009 23:07, by Hassen

            what agreement are you talikng about?
            Sudan like Burokina are africa countries and they share thiss crisis.accordin to me this visit is in pursuant to the summit in nigeria.
            and bourkino has got a battalionn here,are they leaving soon ?why

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