Khartoum, April 6 (SUNA) - The United Kingdom's Special Envoy for Famine Prevention and Humanitarian Affairs, Mr. Nick Dyer, arrived in Sudan today, the latest in a series of high-level visits by British officials.

The British embassy said in a statement that Mr. Dyer's visit comes following the historic visit of Foreign Minister Dominic Raab to Khartoum last January and the visit of the British Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Mr. Robert Fairweather, last month.

 

The statement indicated that Dyer will meet with representatives of the government of Sudan, including the Minister of Interior, Minister of Social Development, and Member of the Sovereignty Council, Mohamed Al-Taishi, to discuss the progress made in implementing the Juba Peace Agreement and the government's plan to protect civilians.

Mr Dyer has said after his arrival he is delighted to be in Sudan and hear how the implementation of the historic Juba Peace Agreement would make a real difference in the lives of many who suffered decades of conflict, indicating that the United Kingdom, in its capacity in the UN Security Council, would continue to work with the Government of Sudan and partners in the United Nations to build peaceful, prosperous and democratic Sudan.

Mr. Dyer will also meet with the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan, Volker Perthes, and heads of United Nations agencies.

He will visit Central Darfur State to get first-hand information on the situation on the ground from representatives of the displaced and affected populations, government officials and UN partners.

Dyer will meet in Zalingei town the Wali (governor) of the state and speak with civil society actors involved in peace-building efforts.

Dyer said that the United Kingdom would support Sudan's transition to democracy through humanitarian and development aid, including 40 million sterling pounds for the Sudan Family Support Program  and 65 million sterling pounds in 2020-21 in humanitarian aid.

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