Kassala, Mar.23 (SUNA)-The Representative of Kassala State Wali (governor) Addil Aloub received today at Government of State Secretariat the Chief of International Organization (IOM) for Migration in Sudan, Catherine Northing.

The purpose   of IOM chief visit to the state is for setting arrangements to open a branch office for the organization in Kassala next May.  

Meanwhile AIoub reviewed during the meeting the challenges facing the state particularly in the field of migration, human movements, inflow of refugees besides displacement process.

The Representative of the Wali stressed the important role of IOM branch office suggested  to be established in Kassla particularly he said the state is bordering two neighboring countries, Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Besides arrangements for opening a  branch office  the  IMO chief   explained  that  she visited  the state  to  meet  with  competent authorities  in order  to  exchange ideas on priorities and identifies readiness of the state in  hosting projects and activities  of  IOM  as stipulates in the agreements.

 Northing said that her organization is concern about international migration issues.

She added that the organization   is ready to provide support to government of the state as regard of displaced people, refugees and   other local issues through establishing a number of projects.

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