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on 2012/3/6 10:59:30

Open in new windowThe Minister of Social Welfare Amira Al-Fadil reviewed at her office Monday with the governor of the White Nile State Yousif Al-Shanbli, conditions of 57,000 northern Sudanese returned from South Sudan located currently in Al-Salam and Al-Jabalain localities. The two officials discussed provision of necessary services to them such as shelter, food, water, health, education and production tools.
The minister appreciated efforts by the White Nile State for accommodating the returnees, pledging to provide more support to them through cooperation with the Red Crescent Society and the Zakat Chamber.

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on 2012/3/6 10:51:23

Open in new windowThe Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Rahamtalla Mohammed Osman reiterated Monday commitment of Sudan to cooperate with the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and to continue efforts to complete the peace process in Darfur. The Undersecretary has welcomed efforts to convince non signatory movements to join the peace process in Darfur, stressing importance of discussing the issue clearly with the countries supporting the rebels.
This came when the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs received Monday the Chairman of the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Prof. Ibrahim Gambari. Ambassador Osman said that the government was determined to implement the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur.
Meanwhile, Chairman of UNIAMID has briefed the Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry on efforts for expanding the involvement of citizens in the implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur, explaining that they began an African tour to convince the non signatory groups to join the peace process in Darfur region.

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on 2012/3/6 10:50:00

Open in new windowThe British Ambassador to Sudan Nicholas Kay said his country was interested in a transparent and wide-consultative constitution in Sudan. He explained that all concerned parties including civil society organizations must take part in the review of the constitution.
On the UK relations with Sudan and South Sudan following secession of the south, Mr. Ambassador reiterated that Britain was keen on a long-term partnership with Sudan. He added that his country was politically even to the two sides. He pointed out support to efforts of the African Union to settle disputes between Sudan and South Sudan on pending issues.
Addressing journalists undertaking English course on "Journalism in Modern Age" Monday in Khartoum, Mr. Kay said UK helps Sudan complete democratization process by encouraging strong professional media as one of the means.

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on 2012/3/5 12:00:00

Open in new windowThe First Vice President of the Republic, Ali Osman Mohamed Salih, is due to attend today at the Friendship Hall the signing of the contarcts of the Kuwaiti gift, amounting to 50 million US dollars, to be used for implementing development projects in East Sudan in domains of health and education.
The Assistant Executive Director of the East Sudan Reconstruction and Development Fund, Nafie Ibrahim Nafie, said that contracts for establishing 16 hospitals and 12 secondary schools will be signed Monday
He said that the signing ceremony will be attended by the Assistant of the President, Musa Mohamed Ahmed, the Presidential Advisor, Dr. Mustafa Osman Ismail, the Minister of Finance and Chairdman of the Board of Directors of the Fund, Ali Mahmoud, and the Exexutive Dirctor of the Fund, Engineer Abu-Obeida Mohamed Duj, as well as the Kuwaiti partners.
He said that the Kuwaiti Ambassdor to Sudan, Suleiman Abdullah Al-Harbi, will be honoured during the signing ceremony in recongnition of his efforts for supporting the bilateral relations.
He commended the government and people of Kuwait for their support to Sudan in all domains, particularly the people of East Sudan.
The Assistant Executive Director of the Fund revealed that they are training the health and education cadres who will assume the management of these establishments and utilities.

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on 2012/3/5 11:35:38

Open in new windowThe Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Al-Haj Adam Yousif, has been informed on the ongoing arrangements for holding the International Conference for the Economic Development in Sudan, which is scheduled to be held in Turkey in the last week of the current March.
The Minister of International Cooperation, Isharaga Sayed Mahmoud, said following a meeting with the Vice President of the Republic yesterday at the Republic Palace, in the presence of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Minister at the Ministry of Finance and the Director of the Higher Population Council, that the Vice - President was acquainted on the preparations for holding the conference and the confirmation of Britain, Norway and the hosting country Turkey for participation at the conference.
Regarding the position of the United States from the participation at the the conference, the Minister of International Cooperation said that Sudan is waiting for the US response for the inquiry of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in this respect.
She urged Washington to participate in the conference and to contribute to its success in a way that was similar to its participation in the Washington Conference on South Sudan State in implementation of its pledge to support both the states in North and South Sudan for their implementation to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).
The minister said that the sister countries have affirmed their participation in the conference, pointing out that the government is giving much concern to convocation of the conference.

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