President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, has commended the Kenyan efforts to realize peace and stability in Sudan by sponsoring the peace negotiations that led to the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in Naivasha.
President Al-Bashir has commended the efforts of Kenya for establishing good neighborliness relations between Sudan and South Sudan after the separation of the South Sudan, affirming Sudan determination to realize peace and stability in the region as well as the seriousness of the government to establish relations of good neighborliness ties with South Sudan.
This came when the President of the Republic received yesterday at the Republican Palace the visiting Kenyan Vice - President, Kalonzo Musyoka, who handed him a written message from his Kenyan counterpart, Muwai Kibaki, in the presence of the State Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Salah Wanasi.
Meanwhile, the State Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Salah Wanasi, said in a statement to the press that the President of the Republic has expressed his appreciations over the Kenyan role in the CPA and realizing peace between Sudan and South Sudan, thanking the Kenyan President Kibaki over the Kenyan Initiative and his concern with Sudan.
Wanasi said that President Al-Bashir affirmed to the Kenyan Envoy Sudan keenness to establish stable relations with the State of South Sudan, affirming that the peace agreement faced many difficulties with regard to the security arrangements and borders, but Sudan government has been working to achieve peace
He said that the President pointed out that the visit of the delegation of South Sudan to Khartoum, headed by Pagan Amom, sent some positive signals that could lead to peace, affirming that the communications would be retained towards the establishment of stable relations
Meanwhile, the Kenyan Vice - President, Kalonzo Musyoka, said in a statement to the press after his meeting with the President of the Republic that he handed over a written message from the Kenyan President on the initiative to establish good relations between Sudan and South Sudan as well as consolidating the bilateral relations between Sudan and Kenya.
He affirmed the seriousness of his country to contribute to establishing good and stable relations between Sudan and South Sudan.
He further expressed to President Al-Bashir the support of his country to the framework agreement that was signed in Addis Ababa as well as the proposed summit between Presidents Al-Bashir and Salva Kiir, scheduled to be held next April in Juba.
He also affirmed the support of Nairobi to the meeting of the political, security and military committee, scheduled to be held on March 30 in Addis Ababa.
Meanwhile, the Assistant of the President of the Republic, Dr. Nafie Ali Nafie, received at his office at the Republican Palace Sunday the Kenyan envoy, who affirmed Kenya support to the steps taken so far with regard to the relations between Sudan and South Sudan as well as Kenya's keenness to establish relations of good neighborhood between Khartoum and Juba