Khartoum, Feb.4 (SUNA) – The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Dafa’alla Al-Haj Ali, met Saturday in Addis Ababa with, Edward MacKay, South Africa's Permanent Representative to the African Union and the current the Chairperson of the African Union Peace and Security Council in the presence of the Director of the African Union Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Al-Zain Ibrahim, the Plenipotentiary, Ambassador Dr. Suad Ali Mirghani, the acting Chargé d’Affaires of Sudan Embassy in Addis Ababa, the Plenipotentiary, Ambassador Ali Osman Ali, and members of the Sudanese mission in Addis Ababa
The meeting came within the framework of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' endeavor to strengthen the constructive communication with the presidency of the African Union Commission and the African Peace and Security Council with the aim to lift suspension of Sudan's activity in the African Union.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also held a meeting with the representative of Tunisia to the AU Peace and Security Council, Ambassador, Abdel-Hamid Gharbi, as well as the representative of Namibia, Ms. Emilia Mkusa, member of the AU Peace and Security Council and Ambassador Sophia Nyami, the representative of Zimbabwe and member the of the council.
During the meetings, Ambassador Dafa’alla explained the positive developments after the signing of the framework agreement in the context of the political process in Sudan, and expressed hope for a positive dealing with the Sudanese issue.
He also expressed hope that the decision of suspension of Sudan membership of the African Union would be lifted in light of the positive indications that refer to the imminent completion of the political process.
The Foreign Ministry’s Undersecretary stressed the need for the African Peace and Security Council to visit Sudan to get informed on the positive developments and to meet with all parties.
He explained the geopolitical importance of Sudan and its great role in bolstering the peace process in South Sudan and in Central Africa toward achieving peace and security in the region and in the African continent.
Ambassador Dafa’alla stressed that the continuation of the suspension of Sudan's activity in the African Union will deprive the African family of Sudan's well-known positive contribution in the African affairs.
On their part, the representatives of the member states of the AU Peace and Security Council, expressed their thanks over Sudan keenness to inform them of the latest developments and the endeavors made to complete the political process.
Ambassador Dafa’alla will continue meetings with the rest of the member states of the AU Peace and Security Council and officials of the African Union Commission in order to inform them on the positive developments being made in Sudan.