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Libyan Leader Calls for Ending of the Tension in Sudanese - Chadian Relations

Sabrata, Libya, May 29 (SUNA)- The Libyan leader and chairman of the 11th session of the Summit of the Sahel and Sahara (Sen - Sad) Summit, Muammar Al-Qaddafi, has called for an end to the tension in the Sudanese - Chadian relations toward enhancing the security at the region. Addressing the opening sitting of the Sahel and Sahara summit Friday, the Libyan Leader stressed the importance of adopting positive stances by the African Union and the Sahel and Sahara Community toward resettlement of the differences between Khartoum and N'djamena. He referred to the firm and historic fraternal ties between Sudan and Chad, a matter that necessitates enhancement of the relations between them. Al-Qaddafi called for establishment of a rural bank at the level of the Sahel and Sahara region to support small-scale investors and to help combating poverty, emphasizing the importance of utilization of the agricultural and water resources. He added that the Sahel and Sahara community will set up a mechanism to combat the agricultural pests and to face the challenges at the agricultural domain in the region. MO/MO

Dr. Nafie Affirms National Congress Readiness to Take Part in Free and Honest Elections

Khartoum, May 29 (SUNA)- Assistant of the President of the Republic and Deputy Chairman of the National Congress for Political and Organizational Affairs, Dr. Nafie Ali Nafie, has affirmed the party's readiness to compete in a free and honest elections with the other political forces in accordance with the election timetable which was set by the National Elections Commission. In his address Friday to a meeting of the Shura Council of the National Congress, Dr. Nafie said that the National Congress is working round the clock to get ready for running in the coming elections. MO/MO

Sen Sad Executive Council Declares its Rejection to ICC Decisions and Calls for Withdrawal from its Membership

Masrata, May 29 (SUNA) - The Executive Council of the Sahel and Sahara Community has called by the end of its meetings in Libya for rejection of the decisions of the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Sudan as well as withdrawal from the ICC membership. The State Minister at the Foreign Ministry and head of Sudan delegation for the meetings of the Sahel and Sahara Executive Council, Al-Samani Al-Wasila, said that representatives of the 28 member states at Sen Sad Executive Council have called for support to the peace process in Sudan. He said that the Executive Council underscored the importance of the negotiations in Doha between the government and the Justice and Equality Movement. The minister referred to the strong desire of the member states of Sen Sad to contribute to boosting the peace process in Darfur. He indicated that the Executive Council reviewed in its 18th session issues of cooperation between the member countries, implementation of the inter transport and traveling between the region's states as well as agricultural and security issues at the Sahel and Sahara space. Al-Wasila said that members of the Executive Council have got informed about the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). He added that the Executive Council of Sen Sad has reviewed disputes between some member states in the community. MO/MO

Shura Council of National Congress Continues Meetings and Reviews Working Papers

Khartoum, May 29 (SUNA) - Sittings of the eighth session of the Shura Council of the National Congress continued Friday evening at the congress headquarters with participation of more than 600 members and observers. The sittings reviewed a number of working papers presented by Deputy Chairman of the National Congress for Political and Organizational Affairs, Dr, Nafie Ali Nafie, on the performance of the congress Executive Bureau during January until April and the political work, Deputy Chairman of the Shura Council, Abdul-Basit Abdul-Majid, on means of boosting the national unity. Ibrahim Abdul-Gayoum has presented a paper on the sudanization of the voluntary work, as Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour presented a paper on the National Congress preparations and vision for the coming elections. Badr-Eddin Suleiman presented a paper before the Shura Council on the impacts of the economic and international financial crisis on Sudan. MO/MO

Summit of Sahel and Sahara begins in Libya

Masrata, Libya, May (SUNA) - The 11TH session of the Sahel and Sahara (Sen - Sad) Grouping Friday began in Sabrata, Libya, with participation of the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir. Addressing the opening sitting, the President of Benin and chairman of the 10th session of Sen Sad Grouping, Yayi Boni, said that close cooperation between the member states in the sole means for realizing the objectives of the grouping. He said that Sen Sad region is a vast geographical area which is inhabited with more than 500 million people and enjoying tremendous resources and potentialities. He called for support to the visions of the Libyan Leader, Muammar Al-Qaddafi, for reaching permanent security and peace in Sen - Sad space, appreciating the outstanding role of the Libyan Leader in solving several disputes in the region. President Boni called adoption of measures to surpass the negative impacts of the international financial crisis on Sen Sad Grouping trough establishment of food security projects. The Secretary General of the Sahel and Sahara Grouping, Dr. Mohamed Al-Madani Al-Azharai, reviewed in his address the accomplishments of the grouping in the past period. The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, also underscored the importance of solidarity and political and economic integration between the member states of the Sahel and Sahara grouping. The President of Comoros, Ahmed Abdallah Sambi, said at the opening sitting calling for implementation of all the agreements which signed between the member states in the Sahel and Sahara grouping in the political, economic and social fields. MO/MO

Prime Minister of Bahrain Receives Invitation to Visit Sudan

Manama, May 18 (SUNA)- The Prime Minister of Bahrain, Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, has received a message from the Vice - President of the Republic, Ali Osman Mohamed Taha, in which he invited him to visit Sudan. The message was conveyed to the Prime Minister of Bahrain by the visiting Foreign Minister, Deng Alor. The Prime Minister of Bahrain appreciated progress of the relations between his country and Sudan in all fields. He affirmed the keenness of Bahrain to consolidate further its relations with Sudan in all domains for the interest of the sister nations. He affirmed his country's keenness to boost the security and stability in Sudan and to support its stances. He also asserted the importance of the Arab investment in Sudan. Meanwhile, the Foreign Minister, Deng Alor, conveyed to Bahrain Prime Minister the greetings of the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, and the Sudanese leadership. The Prime Minister of Bahrain and Alor reviewed the developments at the regional and international arenas and their impact on the political and economic issues. MO/MO

Arab, African and Islamic leaders conclude visit to Sudan and express support for government

Khartoum, May 18 (SUNA) - The consultative meeting between the government of the Sudan and the African union, the league of the Arab states, and the Organization of the Islamic Conference, has issued statement at the end of their meetings in Khartoum saying the visit has come in response to the invitation of the Sudanese government and that it was also in line with their commitments to coordinate efforts. The statement said the Secretary General of the league of Arab states, Amre Mousa, theSecretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and the chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr Jean Ping, held consultative meetings with the Sudanese leadership in Khartoum during the period 18 -18 may and exchanged view on the political development, the humanitarian and security situations in Darfur and the negative impact of the International Criminal Court decision on peace agreements and stability in the Sudan in general ant he Darfur in particular. The statement said the leaders of the three organizations were briefed on the positive political developments in the Sudan to realize a peaceful political transformation and power sharing through dialogue and democratic elections scheduled to be held in February 2010. The statement said they were also briefed on the ongoing Doha peace talks and the AU Arab League joint effort in supporting the talks to put an end to the conflict and realize peace and stability in Darfur. They called upon the rebel movements once against to join the peace process and request the international community to put pressure on them to join the Darfur peace negotiations within the framework of the Arab league African union initiative under the patronage of Qatar State. The statement pointed out to the efforts to improve the humanitarian situation in the region and he concerted efforts with the UN and the NGOS. The statement said the three parties agreed to continue following up the developments of the humanitarian situation in Darfur in coordination with the government and pledged to contribute in providing the needed humanitarian assistance in a suitable way. The three leaders said in the statement that thy studied the ICC decision and reaffirmed the position, in principle of their organizations in this regard as it undermines the efforts to solve the problem of Darfur and jeopardize the peace in the Sudan and in the whole region as well as sending negative signals with regard to the Darfur peace negotiation. "thus, based on its announced statements and decisions the three organizations expressed, once again, their common position in supporting the Sudan in order to maintain its sovereignty , security, unity ant he immunity of its leadership" the statement said. The statement has called upon the United Nation Security Council to heed request made, respectively by the African union the Arab league of states and the organization of the Islamic Conference regarding the ICC decision on the president of The Republic of the Sudan


The statement said the three parties have agreed to coordinate and to combine efforts and intensify contact with other intentional a and regional grouping to realize that objective The three leaders called upon Chad and Sudan to respect each other sovereignty, good neighborliness, common interest and to fully adhere to the agreements signed between the two counties, particularly the Doha agreement signed on the 3rd of may 2009, the statement said. MA/MA

Leaders of Arab League, African Union and organization f Islamic Conference Briefed on Political, Security and Humanitarian Situation in Darfur

Al-Fasher, May 18 (SUNA)- The Secretary of the Arab League, Amro Musa, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, and the Commissioner of the African Union, Jean Ping, and the accompanying delegation Monday visited North Darfur State and were briefed by Chairman of the Joint Mission of the UN and the African Union on Darfur (UNAMID), Rodolphe Adada, on the current political, security and humanitarian situation in Darfur as well as issues relating to the deployment of UNAMID forces. In a statement to SUNA, UNAMID spokesman, Nour-Eddin Al-Mazini, said that the leaders of the Arab League, the African Union Commission and the Organization of Islamic Conference have appreciated the role of UNAMID for providing security and stability for the citizens in Darfur. He affirmed UNAMID to work together with other parties toward realizing peace, security and reconciliation all over Darfur region. The delegation was accompanied during the visit by the Commissioner General for Humanitarian Aid, Hassabu Mohamed Abdul-Rahman. MO/MO

North Darfur State's Wali Condemns Attack of Justice and Equality Movement on Karnoy Area

Al-Fasher, May 18 (SUNA)- The Wali (governor) of North Darfur State, Osman Mohamed Yousif Kibir, has expressed condemnation of the state's nation unity government to the aggression staged lately by the Justice and Equality Movement on forces of the Senior Assistant of the President of the Republic, Meni Arko Menawi, at areas northern of the state, through support from Chad. In a statement to SUNA, Kibir said that these attacks were continued and reached Karnoy area On Saturday, adding that the Armed Forces was able to repulse the aggression of the Justice and Equality Movement, while the Chadian forces withdrew from the area. He described the attack as a serious event under the current efforts to achieve peace in Darfur. AH/MO

The National Congress Party denounces plots involving the ICC and the rebel movements

The Secretary of the Political Affairs in the National Congress party, Dr Mandour El Mahdi has described the rebel Abu Garda turning himself to the International Criminal Court, for investigation on war crime charges, as a denuded expression of the joint plotting by the ICC and the Darfur rebels against the country with the view to weaken the government of Sudan and to inhibit the election of Field Marshal Omar al Bashir to the presidency of the Republic in the coming elections. Dr Mandour has described such a process as a silly farce that is being played by the two parties. He stressed that the government of the Sudan was well aware of the plots being woven against it. He has meanwhile stressed that the Sudan would respond in a suitable manner to the Chadian aggression against Sudanese national territories, saying that the Chadian aggression against the Sudan and its provocations were but a war by proxy and in response to some western provocations with the aim of spurring sedition and conflicts in the area and for the continuation of war in the region of Darfur. MA/MA

Minister of Interior Meets Palestinian and Indonesian Ambassadors

Khartoum, May 14 (SUNA)- The Minister of Interior, Engineer Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, Thursday received the Ambassador of Palestine to Sudan, Mohamed Khalil Al-Masri, in the presence of the Commissioner for Refugees, Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Al-Agbash, and appreciated the deeply rooted ties between the Sudanese and Palestinian peoples. The minister praised the official and people's stance in Palestine in support of Sudan regarding the plots being woven against it. The Palestinian Ambassador reiterated the firm stance of the Palestinian people alongside Sudan and its causes, lauding Sudan support to the Palestinian issue and their legitimate right to establish their state with Quds as its capital. Meanwhile, the Minister of Interior also received the Ambassador of Indonesia to Sudan, in the presence of the General Director of the Police Forces, Gen. Hashim Osman. The minister welcomed the exchange of visits between the police forces in the two countries. The Indonesian Ambassador called for strong cooperation and coordination between Sudan and Indonesia at all the police fields. MO/MO

New Gezira State Wali and State Minister at Ministry of Education Sworn in

Khartoum, May 14 (SUNA) - The new Wali (governor) of Gezira State, Prof. Al-Zubair Bashir Taha, and the State Minister at the Ministry of Education, Ustaza Halima Hassaballa, were Sworn in Thursday before the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, and the Chief Justice, Judge Jalal-Eddin Mohamed Osman, and in the presence of the Minister of Federal Government, Gen. Abdul-Rahman Saeed. Prof. Taha affirmed at the oath taking ceremony his commitment to work and mobilize the energies for bolstering the national unity and the implementation of socio-economic development programmes in the Gezira State. The new State Minister at the Ministry of Education, Ustaza Halima Hassaballa, asserted her keenness to work for enhancing the education at the rural areas, the girls' education and the eradication of illiteracy. She stressed the importance of supporting the education in Darfur states. MO/MO

Sudanese media persons working abroad forum a distinguished activity for realizing peace sustainability and humans wlfare

written by : Akfa Alsheikh Khartoum/ 14/5/ SUNA/ the media persons working abroad forum is not the first of its kind to be hosted by Khartoum aouthority, but , it is the second forum to be held in Khartoum at the Friendship Hall


Though the significance of this forum is that it came at a time where our Arab world is witnessing political conflicts between our countries and the world , besides the media responsibility which play a significant role because the media became unlimited and play a principal role in spreading and explaining the mere facts. The convocation of this conference assures the necessity of the dialogue, and the media important role in finding a unified language of understanding whicn expresses the nation's interest and make a good environment for facing the challenges to launch the capacities and powers of the society and realize the unity of the nationm. The use of the media for the benefit and happiness of humans represent a significant element at this time for the achievement of the sustainability of peace and benifiting from the country's wealth


The media persons working abroad forum is distinguished by opening the doors for participation of all yypes of works and voccations to review the country's problems and activiate the logical and intellectuals standards without any prohibition for any persons where the invitation is extended to everyone and the responding to it is unprecedently successful where more than 250 media persons responded to the invitation


The forum preperatory committee has promised to continue its work and follow up the forum's recommendations and decisions to use the words and media work for the benefit of humans

Taha affirms importance of speeding up implementation of peace agreement in South Kordofan

Khartoum, May 12 (SUNA) - Vice President of the Republic, Ali Osman Mohamed Taha, has affirmed importance of pressing a head with speeding up of implementation of peace agreement in South Kordofan, promising to support the development and service issues in state. This came when he received at his office at the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers Tuesday, the state's Wali (Governor) Ahmed Mohamed Haroun. The meeting discussed necessity of consolidating the political partnership with the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) in the state as well as implementation of the tasks the next stage requires. BH/MO

Sudanese Media Men Association's Representative in Mecca: the Forum Endeavours to Formulate Unified Media Vision on Homeland Issues

Khartoum, May 12 (SUNA) - Representative of the Sudanese Media Men Association in the Holy Mecca, participating in the activities of the Second Forum of Sudanese Media Men working abroad, Ahmed Al-Dali called upon the Sudanese working in the media organs abroad to formulate a clear media vision on the issues of the homeland and to defend their country against the conspiracies. In statement to SUNA Al-Dali pointed to the negative coverage of some media organs to the issues of Sudan especially the western media, urging all the Sudanese media men working in the various of the international influenced media organs including satellite channels and the wide- spread press to benefit from them by launching an intensive campaign against the cons media organs. BH/MO

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