The Foreign Minister, Ali Karti, yesterday met in Beijing with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, and discussed means of consolidating further the bilateral relations in the political, economic and cultural fields They also reviewed regional and international efforts of mutual concern. Karti has informed the Chinese Foreign Minister on the situation in Sudan, especially the national and societal dialogue and the efforts of all parties to participate in the dialogues The Chinese Foreign Minister has appreciated the distinguished and longstanding relations between the two countries in all domains. He affirmed the keenness of his country to boost further its ties and friendship with Sudan and to support the development process in Sudan. The Chinese Foreign Minister said that China supports the national dialogue imitative which was declared by the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, besides supporting Sudan at the international forums. Meanwhile, Karti has invited the Chinese Foreign Minister to visit. It is to be recalled that Karti is visiting China at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart.
Vice - President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman, has given a directive to the ministerial committee for the security situation in East Darfur State to continue efforts to calm down the tension and lead for tribal reconciliations in the state. This came when he received yesterday in his office at the Council of Ministers the Federal Government Minister, Dr. Farah Mustafa. In a press statement, the minister said that he acquainted the Vice - President with the general security situation in East Darfur State, the recent confrontations between Ma'alia and Rezaigat tribes and the efforts done for realizing security and stability at the area. He indicated that East Darfur State is witnessing stability these days thanks to the efforts which were exerted by the centre and the security committee of East Darfur State.
The Higher Committee for Floods at the Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity reviewed in its meeting yesterday the water situation in the upper Nile sources and along the Blue Nile course , the main Nile and Atbara River. The committee learned from data received from the main stations and the satellite pictures that there are scattered clouds on the Ethiopian Plateau, therefore that stability of the Nile levels are expected in most of the sources of Damazin - Sennar, Khartoum - Atbara and Khashm Al-Girba Dam-Atbara, Atbara - Atbara- Merowe Dam, Merowe Dam source- Debbah- Dongla, while Sennar - Khartoum source is witnessing rising. Meanwhile, the committee called on the citizens and the concerned bodes at all the upper sources to take the required precautions and means to protecting their lives and properties.
Vice - President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman, is due to inaugurate the 10th session of Khartoum International Book Exhibition, scheduled during September 1 - 12 the Exhibitions Area at Burri quarter in Khartoum, announced the Minister of Culture, Al-Tayeb Hassan Badawi He said at the regular news forum of (SUNA) that holding the international books exhibition coincides with the large-scale move of the societal dialogue. He said that holding of the international book exhibition is complementary to the management of the national cultural project and the comprehensive cultural development process in Sudan. Meanwhile, the Director of the Exhibition, Mujahid Ahmed Abdul-Rahman, affirmed completion of all the arrangements to hold Khartoum International Book Exhibition with participation of 212 local and foreign publishing houses.
The National Congress Party (NCP) revealed that it has set 18 criteria for its candidate of the positions of the President of Republic, the party and governors. The Chairman of the organizational Communications Sector at the NCP, Engineer Hamid Siddig said that the NCP candidate for the Presidency of Republic should be strong, honest, trustful, educated, flexible without weakness, generous without extravagance, sparing, adding that he shall have no business He stressed that specifications and criteria for the candidate of the presidency include confidence, righteousness, fears lechery, keeping his door open before people, of good morals and appropriate educational qualification, modernized , broad-minded , have power of foresight initiative and experience In press statement at the NCP General Centre Siddig called on the membership to fear God in choosing candidate as it is worship. He said that we reminded our membership to choose the best person far away from groupings. He revealed that the selection of the party's candidate for the presidency starts from the leadership Bureau by selecting (5) candidates to be referred to the Shura National Council which works to arrange them and refers one candidate to the General Conference , pointing out that the process of choosing candidates starts by selecting the Shura Council to 7 persons 5 out of them to be chosen and referred to the General Centre to choose the state candidate for the governor's position.