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on 2012/5/21 11:51:00

The government of Sudan will host the First Regional Conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons in Khartoum during May 22 - 23 at Coronithia Hotel in Khartoum. The two-day conference, organized by the Ministry of Interior and the Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration Commission in collaboration with the Embassy of Germany, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), will be attended by the Ministers of Interior of Libya, the Central African Republic, Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as governors of the states and academicians.
A press release issued by the UNAMID said that the conference is designed not only to foster greater awareness of issues related to small arms, but also to develop more effective ways for Sudan to coordinate with her neighbors to reduce small arms in the region. The release indicated that the objectives of the conference include creating a forum for regional dialogue on the illegal trade, circulation and use of small arms; developing a harmonized regional approach to control small arms, developing a strategy for the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of combatants; and creating a unique and efficient mechanism to monitor the small arms control program across the borders of the participating countries.

on 2012/5/21 11:42:14

Open in new windowThe Chairman of Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) Al-Tigani Sessi received Sunday in his office at the Republican Palace a high-level delegation of the Arab League, led by the Secretary General Nabil Al-Al-Arabi, where the two discussed the coordination between Darfur Regional Authority and the Arab League concerning rehabilitation and development in Darfur.
In a press statement, the Minister of Information in Darfur Regional Authority, Ibrahim Madibu, said that Dr. Sessi has informed Dr. Nabil Al-Arabi on the general situation in Darfur, the implementation of Doha Document for Peace in Darfur and the current situation of donors.
Madibu said that the talks between Sessi and Al-Arabi also tackled the contribution of the Arab League to rehabilitation and development in Darfur and the voluntary return of the displaced people to their home areas. He added that Dr. Nabil Al-Arabi has invited Dr. Sessi to visit the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo to discuss coordination of stances and roles.

on 2012/5/21 11:35:34

Open in new window Around 3,504 citizens from the South Sudan have returned to Juba through Khartoum airport since last week, under the supervision of the Director of the Civil Aviation Authority. The Director of Khartoum airport Salah Salam said that the transportation of the citizens of South Sudan would be completed on June 1. Salam said in a statement to the press, after he inspected the situation at the airport that the number of daily flights to Juba has increased from two to four in order to transport some 12,000 citizens of South Sudan who were stranded in Kosti, the White Nile State. He added that the air bridge operations will continue on Monday with four flights, at 5:00 a.m, 6:00 a.m., 12.00, and 1:00 p.m.
He said that the air bridge operations are progressing smoothly and satisfactorily, affirming that the authorities have extended all kinds of facilities as well as jet fuels at the airport.

on 2012/5/21 11:26:40

The Cabinet Affairs Minister Ahmed Sa'ad Omer has affirmed the Government concern with excellence and upgrading of the performance of the Institution via scientific methods. The minister stressed the necessity of training and capacity building of the manpower in order to fulfill their duties efficiently. This came when the Cabinet Affairs Minister chaired Sunday at the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers a meeting of the Advisory Council of the Ministry of the Council of Ministers. The meeting reviewed the general features of the second five-year plan (2012 -2016) as well as the plans for the year 2012.
The Advisory Council affirmed the importance of adherence to the set plans and underlined the necessity of providing information and carrying out the necessary studies for adopting sound decisions.

on 2012/5/20 12:37:25

President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Basher received, Saturday, at the Guest House the delegation of the High level-African Union Panel chaired by Thabo Mbeki
Mbeki told reporters that President Al-Basher, during the meeting, affirmed Sudan's commitment to the agreement signed with the State of South Sudan, adding that the security issues between Khartoum and Juba were also discussed on the background of the aggressions carried out by the State of South Sudan
The AU official outlined that President Al-Basher affirmed Sudan's keenness over the establishment of demilitarized zone between the two countries along 1-1 1956 borders
He said he will leave for Juba, Sunday, to discuss the same issues with the President of the State of South Sudan

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