USAID says Washington serious about normalizing relations with Khartoum
Aug.30 2017 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour, on Tuesday met with the visiting USAID Director, Mark Green, and the accompanying American delegation where the two sides reviewed ways of boosting bilateral relations and cooperation on issues of mutual concern.
The meeting also discussed regional and international political agenda top of which the peace process talks where the American diplomat underlined the seriousness of the American administration to work with Khartoum for the normalization of bilateral relations and cooperation in the various domains.
The American official commended the role played by the Sudan in hosting and giving refuge to refugees and Khartoum's international with the humanitarian situation in South Sudan and the opening of four humanitarian corridors to forwards relief and humanitarian assistance to victims of South Sudan internal conflict.
The Minister has meanwhile stressed that that the five tracks have now become Sudanese national agenda with positive results in impact on the peace and national security in the Sudan.
The Minister on the other hand pointed to the most recent visit by the UK Archbishop of Canterbury and to other visits by international envoys who all commended the levels of freedoms enjoyed by the Sudan and the efforts exerted by the government to cement the pillars of peace, security and stability in Darfur and the Two Areas.
The Minister called on the United States of America to boost the efforts in the stage of boosting peace and development programmes.
It is to be noted the undersecretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Abdul Ghani Neim, along with the commissioner for humanitarian aid, and representatives of concerned ministries and institutions took part in the meeting with the American delegation.