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on 2011/12/27 11:41:57

Open in new window The Minister of Justice Mohamed Bushara Dosa and his Ethiopian counterpart signed Monday a memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the two ministries in the fields of Justice and legal training. The signing of the memo of understanding came as part of the work of the joint Sudanese - Ethiopian political committee and the efforts to enhance the cooperation and the exchange of expertise and training.
The Minister of Justice and his Ethiopian Counterpart reviewed the stance of the two courtiers toward the bilateral agreements. Sudan and Ethiopia have decided to sign an emended agreement on the extradite of criminals in order to replace the previous agreement signed in 1964 in order to cope with the regional convention on this connection. The two sides also decided to sign an agreement on legal assistance in regards to civil and commercial issues.
The two ministers further agreed to set up a joint ministerial committee to be co-chaired by the Ministers of Justice in the two countries and to assume the coordination and cooperation between the two countries in regard to issues of the International Law at the international and regional organizations.

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on 2011/12/27 11:07:26

Open in new windowThe Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Karti received Monday in his office the Ambassador of Mauritania to Khartoum and discussed progress of the bilateral relations and means of consolidating them further. The Mauritanian Ambassador conveyed to Mr. Karti the congratulation of his Mauritanian counterpart on his re-appointment to lead the diplomatic work in Sudan in the coming stage.
The meeting discussed progress of the relations between Sudan and Mauritania in the economic and trade fields, the joint investments and means of enhancing the relations between the two countries, including the cancellation of entry visas between the two countries.
The meeting also reviewed implementation of the protocols between the two countries in the education, health and other fields and ways to reactivate them.

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on 2011/12/27 10:51:22

Open in new window The Minister of Finance and National Economy Ali Mahmoud Abdul Rassoul, briefed Monday a delegation from the African Development Bank (ADB) on the national poverty combating strategy. This came when he received the Head of the Bank's Fragile States Unit at the African Development Fund, Mrs. Sunita Pitamber, the Representative of the Bank in Sudan Al-Fatih Mohamed Khalid.
The Minister called on the delegation of the African Development Bank to prepare a capacity building programme and to focus on training of human carders on preparation of general budgets in order to cope with the three-year programmes, including reduction of poverty, urging allocation of opportunities to the private sector by making use of the Bank's private Sector Unit.
Meanwhile, State Minister at the Ministry of Finance and National Economy, Magdi Hassan Yasin, called on the African Development Bank to contribute to the capacity building and training besides preparation of economic studies and supporting the private Sector in Sudan.
The official of the African Bank, Mrs. Sunita Pitamber, affirmed readiness to support Sudan in order to make use of the training opportunities and capacity building programmes as well as allowing the private sector to make use of its private Sector Strategy and pledge to design certain programmes to cope with the three-year programmes as proposed by the Minister of Finance. She further revealed that the African Development Bank has decided to dispatch a mission in order to organize a workshop to raise the awareness of the Businessmen Federation on how to make use of the Bank's private Sector Strategy.
It is to be noted that the national poverty reduction Strategy will be lodged to the Cabinet and Parliament for approval next March before forwarding it to the World Bank during the Spring meetings as well as the African Development Bank so that Sudan can make use of the programmes that require preparation of national poverty reduction strategy.

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on 2011/12/27 10:36:10

Open in new window The Minister of Oil Awad Ahmed Al-Jaz, has discussed with the Director of the Nigerian Express Petroleum Company Abdul-Gadir Ibrahim Mahmoud, the activities of the company in Sudan, welcoming the company and its partners ' investments in Sudan in the field of oil and gas . Mr. AL-Jaz called through his meeting with the Director of the Nigerian Express Petroleum Company - Sudan Office - to double its efforts, accelerate its working and to benefit from the modern technology in the field of oil and gas to push ahead the oil production in the country.
Meanwhile, the minister was acquainted with the work of the company that started in Sudan in 2005 at Squares (13) and (15) in the Red Sea and square (14) in northern and western Sudan

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on 2011/12/26 12:00:17

Open in new windowPresident of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, was informed on the outcome of the meeting of the joint Sudanese - Ethiopian Political Committee which was held in Khartoum on Saturday
President Al-Bashir has affirmed Sudan keenness to cooperate with Ethiopia in all domains
This came when President Al-Bashir received yesterday a message of the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zinawi, which was conveyed to him by the Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, who headed the delegation of his country at the joint committee
Present at the meeting was the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ali Karti, and Sudan Ambassador to Ethiopia Gen. Abdul-Rahman Siral-Khatim
Meanwhile, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Ali Karti, said in a statement to the press after the meeting that President Al-Bashir has approved the outcome of the meeting of the joint committee and stressed the importance of consolidating further the relations with Ethiopia
Karti said that the meeting touched on the agenda of the political committee between the two countries as well as Ethiopia's readiness to support Sudan at the international and regional forums, besides the projects of joint linking (electricity and roads) as well as joint water project
The minister said that the meeting also reviewed the issue of economic cooperation and movement of people between the two countries and Ethiopia's affirmation to stand in support of Sudan at the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the African Union, besides the strong stance of IGAD and the African Union concerning the issue of the International Criminal Court
The Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs said in a statement to the press that he conveyed to President Al-Bashir a message from the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Melese Zinawi, dealing with the bilateral relations and regional issues of mutual concern, explaining that President Al-Bashir has affirmed Sudan keenness to cooperate with Ethiopia
The Ethiopian minister said that his meeting with the President touched on the deeply-rooted and historic ties between Sudan and Ethiopia as well as issues of culture, information, economy an security of the two countries, besides water of the River Nile, affirming that the two countries have similar views on all these issues

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