South Sudan

Museveni writes to Bashir


President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, has received a written message from the Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, dealing with the bilateral relations and means of strengthening them further.

The message was handed to President Al-Bashir when he received in his office at the Republican Palace Monday the envoy of the Ugandan President and State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Okello Oryem.

In a press statement, the Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, said that President Al-Bashir will visit Uganda shortly, indicating that President Al-Bashir has affirmed firmness of the Sudanese – Ugandan relations.

He said that President Al-Bashir has stressed the importance of coordination between Sudan and Uganda in the regional and international issues of mutual concern.

He indicated that President Al-Bashir also affirmed the importance of coordination between the two countries for completion of peace and realizing security in South Sudan and combating all forms of terrorism.

Prof. Ghandour said that the meeting between President Al-Bashir and the Ugandan President’s envoy also tackled the regional and international issues, the situations in South Sudan and Burundi and ways of achieving peace in eastern Africa, especially.

He said that the Ugandan President’s envoy has affirmed his country’s support to Sudan in facing all challenges, top of them are the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the blockade imposed on the country.

He said that the Ugandan envoy has called for convening meetings of the joint Sudanese – Ugandan ministerial committee in the coming period, adding that the Ugandan envoy has affirmed the keenness of Uganda to strengthen its relations with Sudan.

Prof. Ghandour said that the Ugandan envoy has called on Sudan to support its candidate for the position of the Chairman of the African Union Commission.

Prof. Ghandour has reiterated Sudan keenness to support all the efforts for realizing solidarity and unity in Africa.

Meanwhile, the Ugandan State Minister for Foreign Affairs has affirmed the stance of his country for rejecting the International Criminal Court.

He appreciated firmness of the relations between Sudan and Uganda, indicating that the turning point for enhancing the bilateral relations happened when President Museveni visited Sudan in September 2015 and when President Omer Al-Bashir attended the inauguration of President Yoweri Museveni.

The Ugandan President’s envoy said that Sudan and Uganda are neighbors; therefore they shall establish constructive bilateral relations in the political and economic fields for the interest of the two nations.

He said that both Presidents Al-Bashir and Museveni have strong effect at the region and they shall cooperate for the interest of east Africa.

He affirmed the importance of reactivating the joint Sudanese – Ugandan security committee for boosting the security and stability in the two countries and combating the negative armed movements, adding that there would coordination between the two sides in this regard.

He reiterated the importance of solving the African issues within the African framework.

Sudan News Agency

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