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Foreign Minister Commends Sudan-UK Positive Developments

Khartoum, 9 April (SUNA) - Minister for Foreign Relations, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour on Monday commended the positive developments in relations between the Sudan and UK in the various fields.

The Minister who received a delegation of British Lords currently on visit to the Sudan, expressed hope the coming round of strategic talks between the two nations would kick off in Khartoum in two weeks' time. He commended the experience that, he said, has contributed immensely in brining closer the two sides' views and set the roadmap for developing further their relations.

The minister said this was thanks to the frank and transparent discussion that discussed all issues of cooperation between the Sudan and the UK.

The Minister, Ghandour, presented a thorough briefing to the visiting delegation on the internal political developments in the Sudan and how the implementation of the National Dialogue, an all-inclusive process, recommendations is underway.

The Minister also dwelt on the security and peace situation in Darfur and in the Blue Nile and South Kordufan states, referring to the recent decision by the president of the Republic, Omar Bashir, to extend up to next June, the ceasefire in those areas, to allow for the peace process continue.

The Minister underlined that the government of the Sudan continues to hold to the strategic principles of dialogue and resolution of all problems via discussion and peaceful talks

He referred to the coming developments including the writing of a permanent constitution for the country as one of the stipulations of the national dialogue.

The visiting lords' delegation has expressed happiness to visit the Sudan and to follow the positive developments taking place in the country.

They stressed that their visit is aimed to get a firsthand information about the development in the country and also to boost the peace and stability efforts in the country ant he region at large.