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US Embassy delegation meets Wali of North Darfur

December 19 - 2018 EL FASHER
US Embassy in Khartoum Deputy Chargé d'Affairs Ellen Thorburn, visited the North Darfur capital of El Fasher and held talks with Wali El Sharif Abbad
US Embassy in Khartoum Deputy Chargé d'Affairs Ellen Thorburn, visited the North Darfur capital of El Fasher and held talks with Wali El Sharif Abbad

On Monday, a delegation from the US Embassy in Khartoum, headed by Deputy Chargé d'Affairs Ellen Thorburn, visited the North Darfur capital of El Fasher and held talks with Wali (Governor) El Sharif Abbad, which focused on security and peace in the state.

The official Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported that the deputy US chargé d’Affaires in Khartoum acknowledged during the meeting with the governor the improvement of the security and humanitarian situation in the Darfur states, especially in North Darfur.

The agency says the governor assured the US delegation that there is no need for relief and that the state has gone towards building and reconstruction, calling on the donors to abide by what they had promised at the donor conference to support the Darfur development strategy plan.

Parliament

Yesterday, the Sudanese Parliament in Omdurman called to continue and strengthen dialogue with the USA with the aim of lifting the name of Sudan from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism and exempting foreign debt and attracting financial support.

During its approval of the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the parliament stressed the importance of highlighting Sudan's role in combating illegal immigration and human trafficking under Khartoum Operation.

Unamid exit

Joint meeting of the National Committee to facilitate Unamid's exit with Unamid and the
UN country team in Sudan at the Foreign Ministry in Khartoum.

It urged the international community to support them and stressed the importance of communicating with the United Nations in a spirit of dialogue and consensus to end the mission of the joint peacekeeping forces in Darfur (Unamid).

In Khartoum, the joint meeting of the National Committee to facilitate Unamid's exit with Unamid and the UN country team in Sudan was held at the Foreign Ministry yesterday.

The meeting discussed government plans and visions to support the stability in Darfur, the transition from humanitarian work to reconstruction and development, matrix of current phase requirements and arrangements related to the implementation of Unamid exit strategy.

Yesterday, the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the meeting reviewed the roadmap proposed by the UN country team in Sudan and a 5 + 5 committee was agreed to include representatives from the government, the United Nations and Unamid to follow up the exit process and address any challenges that may arise in implementation.


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