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on 2012/12/3 11:19:26

Open in new windowThe National Congress and the People's Movement have agreed on speeding up the implementation of the Cooperation Agreement between Sudan and South Sudan as well as providing more political support for implementation of the agreement on the ground.
This came during a meeting held at the Republican Palace yesterday between the Assistant of the President of the Republic and Deputy Chairman of the National Congress, Dr. Nafie Ali Nafie, and the Secretary General of the People's Movement and head of South Sudan delegation for the negotiations, Bagan Amum.
In a press statement after the meeting, Dr. Nafie said that the two parties agreed to speed up work for surpassing the impediments and challenges facing implementation of the Cooperation Agreement.
He said that the two parties also underscored importance of boosting the bilateral relations in all fields so that the two peoples enjoy security, peace and stability.

on 2012/12/3 11:16:11

Open in new windowThe Minister of Defense and co-chairman of the Joint Political and Security Committee of Sudan and South Sudan, Gen. Abdul-Rahim Mohamed Hussein, yesterday discussed with the chief negotiator of State of South Sudan, Bagan Amum, the implementation of the political and security arrangements agreed upon by the two countries.
During his visit to the Embassy of his country in Khartoum, Amum described his visit to Khartoum as successful, saying he will meet at the end of his visit with the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, and will hand him over a written message from President Salva Kiir.

on 2012/12/3 11:06:45

Open in new windowThe Cabinet's Economic Development Sector reviewed in its meeting yesterday at the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers the draft budget for the fiscal year 2013, presented by the Minister of Finance and National Economy and Head of the sector Ali Mahmoud.
The Minister of Finance revealed that the most important features of the draft budget include stabilization of economic growth, containing factors of price hikes and continuity in supporting vulnerable segments as well as supporting of self-sufficiency policies of strategic commodities, increase of non-oil exports and replacement of imports.
The report expected improvement of growth of gross domestic product (GDP).
The report explained that the draft budget excluded the revenues resulted from the agreements signed with the State of South Sudan for the purpose of building the budget on strong assumptions.
Sector stressed the need to continue in implementation of the tripartite programme for economic stability and sustainable growth in the different axes.

on 2012/12/3 10:49:48

Deputy Chairman o the Sudan Workers Trade Union Federation (SWFTU), Ahmed Al-Aiderous has revealed that the Minimum Salary issue will be discussed in the Cabinet's meeting, today .
The SWTUF official outlined in a press conference held, Sunday, renewed that the union has decided to increase the minimum salary to 425 SDG, indicating that the High Council for Wages has estimated the minimum salary at 1,947 SDG due to the price hikes . He explained that the union has been calling for salary increase every year but this time, it did not receive any invitation by the ministry of finance to discuss the issue .

on 2012/12/2 11:50:54

Open in new windowThe President of the Republic Omer Albashir will chair Monday a session of the Cabinet to discuss the 2013 draft budget prior to tabling it before the National Assembly. Earlier, the leadership bureau of the ruling National Congress party has issued today Sunday directives concerning reinforcement of the 2013 budget's aims and objectives. The Assistant of the President Nafi Ali Nafi said the attendants focused on importance of keeping the economic stability. He added that the directives include a call for completing projects that would help cut down the inflation rate and increase the exchange rate.

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