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on 2012/10/17 11:32:57

Sudan is eager to carry out the cooperation accord concluded with South Sudan in Addis Ababa recently, Defence Minister Lt. Gen. Abdul Rahim Mohamed Hussein said.
Efforts are underway to achieve comprehensive peace with South Sudan, he said. We are fully convinced that peace is the foundation for development and represents the path to prosperity for the two nations, Gen. Hussein said.
The cooperation accord will pave the way to resolving other issues and will also defuse tension in relations between the two peoples, the Defence Minister told a graduation ceremony yesterday.
The graduation ceremony of Defence College’s batch 24 and War College’s batch 12 was honoured by Field Marshal Omer Al Bashir, President and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.
The separation of South Sudan from its rebel groups will increase the chances of reaching a peaceful settlement in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur, Gen. Hussein said.
The Defence Minister reiterated the state's commitment to continue efforts to achieve comprehensive peace in Darfur through the full implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD).
Minister Hussein pledged to go ahead with capacity building of the armed forces to safeguard the country's security and stability.
The Minister congratulated the graduates, saying the Defence College also awards a master in strategic studies.

on 2012/10/17 11:31:17

Open in new windowThe Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) Joint Commission held its second meeting on 15 October 2012 in Khartoum. The meeting was chaired by the African Union-United Nations Acting Joint Special Representative and Joint Chief Mediator, Ms. Aichatou S. Mindaoudou, and was attended by the signatories to the DDPD, the Government of Sudan and the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM).
The commission, strongly urged the parties to continue to demonstrate commitment and flexibility towards reaching an agreement on the way forward in the interest of security, stability, and peace in Darfur.
The commission decided that the parties, under the supervision of the Ceasefire Commission, should conclude the verification exercise in areas not verified, and conduct a desk review of the outcomes by 15 November 2012.
On the issue of Disarmament and Disbandment of Militia Groups in Darfur, the Commission noted that the Government of Sudan had submitted a comprehensive plan as stipulated by the DDPD, and further noted that the Chairperson of the CFC has duly reviewed and returned the plan to government of Sudan for some modifications.
The commission commended the parties for their spirit of cooperation and commitment to peace in Darfur and encouraged them to ensure the full and timely implementation of the provisions related to the Permanent Ceasefire and Final Security Arrangements in the interest of peace, security and development in Darfur.

on 2012/10/17 11:29:09

Open in new windowThe Minister of Industry Abdal-Wahab Mohamed Osman has affirmed commitment of his ministry with the monitoring of implementation of modern systems on food safety control.
He pointed out to the need to benefit from the economic opportunities in the domain of industrial products to increase their competitiveness prior to be exported abroad.
This came when he addressed yesterday at the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers the regular forum under the title "The General Policies for Preservation of Food Health" in collaboration with the Ministries of Industry, Commerce and Health as well as the Sudanese Society for Consumer's Protection with participation of a number of experts and specialists.
The Forum reviewed three worksheets included the reality of food control in Sudan and another paper on the requirements of development, food control systems and the third-world experiences, in addition to the food safety legislations and its role in consumer's protection.
The Forum came out with a number of recommendations top of which the need to develop the necessary plans to improve food system and importance of standardizing the food control system besides provision of qualified personnel and intensification of media work in the field of food awareness.

on 2012/10/17 11:27:27

Open in new windowThe State Minister at the Ministry of Oil Faisal Hamad has welcomed the desire of the Gulf-Russian Investment Group (GR Group) to invest in Sudan in the field of petroleum, oil services, restoration of pipelines and oil refinery.
This came when he met at his office yesterday with the delegation of the GR Group which operates in the domain of oil, gas and minerals.
Hamad extended briefings on the available investment opportunities in the oil field in Sudan, pointing out that Sudan’s doors will remain opening before investors from all parts of the world for investment in all sectors specially oil, stressing his ministry’s readiness to remove all impediments facing the investment in oil domain.
For his part, the Head of the GR Group’s delegation Salman Shaybah described the investment opportunities in Sudan as attractive, refering to the success of their investments in mining, stressing the desire of their companies to increase investments in Sudan and to engage in the field of oil, gas and oil services as well as minerals.
Shaybah pointed to the capabilities of the croup which consists of several companies and have cooperation with international companies, explaining that the group has branches in Bahrain and Moscow besides Sudan.

on 2012/10/16 11:53:48

Open in new windowThe President of the Republic Omer Albashir will attend today Tuesday a graduation ceremony of two batches from the Defense and War colleges of the High Military Academy in Omdurman. The Commander of the Academy Maj.Gen. Hassan Salih said that the two batches have completed all courses and that they were the biggest batches to be graduated in the Academy. He added that the batches to be graduated today morning include students from six countries. He pointed out that the graduated students are considered as a genuine addition to the Armed Forces in its efforts to maintain peace and stability in the country.

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