The Foreign Minister Ali Karti discussed Wednesday in his office with the Japanese Ambassador to Sudan and the bilateral relations and the development projects being implemented by Japan in war-affected areas in the country. The Minister called on Japan to increase its direct support to the projects in those areas. The minister briefed the ambassador on the developments and the situation in Sudan in general and in Darfur in particular in the context of the actual commencement of the Doha peace agreement. Mr. Karti has given an account on the historical background on the tension with South Sudan, attributing this tension to the non commitment of the latter to the full implementation of the peace agreement, especially the security arrangements protocol. He added that the South Sudan Republic is still providing the rebel movements in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile states with logistical and military support.
The Japanese Ambassador has promised carrying out maximum diplomatic efforts with the two sides and Japan's friends in the international community to boost good neighborliness policies, and to study establishment of development projects to enhance the relations between the two countries.