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‘Sudan has zero problems with neighbours’: Foreign Minister

May 26 - 2016 KHARTOUM
Sudanese Foreign Minister, Prof Ibrahim Ghandour
Sudanese Foreign Minister, Prof Ibrahim Ghandour

The Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof Ibrahim Ghandour, has told a meeting in Khartoum that “Sudan has managed to reach zero problems with its neighbours”.

Speaking during the weekly meeting of the Ministry of Information on Wednesday, Minister Ghandour said Sudan’s relations with Eritrea are at their level best and that these relations have almost reached the level of full coordination, the official Sudanese News Agency (SUNA) reports.

He said “Sudan also stands as the centre of balance in Ethiopian-Eritrean relations as it enjoys brotherly and friendly relations with the leadership of both countries”.

As to the relations with South Sudan, the Minister said this relationship stands as the first foreign relations and that Sudan at the same time is very keen to have constant relations of cooperation with Chad.

He stressed that the relations with chad has reached the level of military cooperation in the form of the joint Sudanese Chadian joint forces. He also referred to the constant coordination between the leadership in the two countries. The Minister said Sudan is also part of the peace process in the Central African Republic.

The Minister said relations with Egypt are at their level best at present, reaffirming however that the Sudan moves on two levels. Referring to the disputed area of the Sudan-Egypt border, Minister Ghandour said that Halaib is Sudanese territory but at the same time Sudan would not relinquish the strategic relations with Egypt.

The Minister reaffirmed Sudan’s keenness to achieve peace in Libya and boost the legitimacy in Tripoli. He revealed the Minister for Foreign Affairs will soon pay a visit to Tripoli within the contest of the implementation of the Vienna conference which was held recently.

(Source: SUNA)


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