The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has criticized the statement given by the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, before the House of Senate, in which she claimed that the government of Sudan aims to undermine the State of South Sudan and violate the articles of the comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). The spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Al-Obeid Maraweh, said in a statement to the press that Clinton's statement was part of the dispute between the US Administration and groups and lobbies that tend to blackmail the US Administration in order to take certain stances against the Sudan Ambassador Maraweh said that the American stance gradually surfaces as the elections are coming nearer, expressing his regret to the response of the US Administration to such pressures
The State Minister at the Ministry of Information, Ustaza Sana Hamad, said that Sudan did not and will never intervene in the territories of South Sudan State, but consider it a neighboring and sovereign country. In a press statement, the minister said that Sudan has continuously been defending to its territories, a matter which is certified by the complaints that were forwarded to the Security Council. She pointed out that Sudan and the Armed Forces regard the accusations raised by the Republic of South Sudan as a possible threatening to the Sudanese oil fields that are bordering to South Sudan, warning from any aggression against these oil fields The minister said that Sudan has forwarded its fourth complaint this week to the Security Council against repeated aggressions of South Sudan republic on the Sudanese territories, the last of which was the infiltration and aggression staged on Al-Abiyad Lake in South Kordofan State She said that the claims given by South Sudan government, through statements of its spokesman, were erroneous and false, indicating that Sudan that has voluntarily given South Sudan its separation for the sake of peace and in respect to the will of its citizens and to hour Sudan pledges have no interest to undermine the stability of South Sudan State The minister said that it is sorrowful that the failure of South Sudan government to manage its internal affairs and to serve its citizens is always pushing it to violate the rules of decent behavior, dealing with the international community and respecting the international customs on dealing with the neighboring countries
President of the Republic Omer Albashir has discussed at the Guest House Wednesday with the representative of the UN Secretary General for South Sudan and the head of the UN peacekeeping force in that country Helda Johnson, ways for improving the relations between Sudan and the State of South Sudan. She said in a statement to the press following the meeting that she held fruitful talks with the President of the Republic on her mandate in South Sudan which includes working for normalization of the relations between Sudan and South Sudan State. The meeting has touched on the difficulties facin the return of South Sudan citizens to their country and means to facilitate their return, besides the commercial relations between the two countries, adding that the trade relations is a vital factor and one of the key options for bolstering the ties between Sudan and South Sudan. Helda Johnson stated that she would leave for Kampla and Nairobi to meet the presidents of the two countries to discuss with them means of facilitating the return of citizens of South Sudan to their new country.
The Speaker of the National Assembly Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Tahi, affirmed that the parliamentary cooperation between Sudan and the Kingdom of Bahrain will consolidate further the relations and cooperation between the two countries, especially in the development and investment fields. He said that the cooperation in the agricultural and investment fields and the commercial exchange between the two countries will be given great concern in the coming period. Upon his arrival in Manama, Al-Tahir affirmed Sudan support to the security and stability of the Kingdom of Bahrain, indicating that Sudan rejects any intervention in the internal affairs of Bahrain. Meanwhile, the Speaker of the Bahraini Parliament, Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Al-Dhahrani, underscored in a statement the importance of coordination between the Bahrain and Sudanese Parliaments, especially in the economic, agricultural and animal resources fields. He appreciated the stances of Sudan in supporting the Kingdom of Bahrain, indicating that this stance was not affected by the developments at the region. Al-Dhahrani has underscored the importance of the parliamentary diplomacy for consolidating the relations between the Arab countries. It is to be recalled that the Speaker of the National Assembly is accompanied during his current visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain by the Chairman of the Assembly's External Relations Committee, Mohamed Al-Hassan Al-Amin, and the deputies Jamal-Eddin Mohamed and Nasamat Ibrahim Al-Saeed.