UN ENVOY FOR LIBYA HOLDS TALKS WITH SUDANESE FM

KHARTOUM, May 1 (NNN-SUNA) — Sudanese Foreign Minister Professor Ibrahim Ghandour held discussions here Sunday with the visiting United Nations Envoy for Libya, Marten Kobler.

In a media statement issued after the meeting, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ambassador Ghariballa Al-Khidir said Ghandour referred during the meeting to two important points in Sudan’s vision regarding the situation in Libya which are based on Sudan’s keenness on the unity of Libya maintained and the existence of a strong government and institutions in that North African country which can impose control on the overall situation in Libya.

The second point mentioned by the Foreign Minister relates to Sudan’s demand that there shall no party in Libya allowed to support or to establish relations with the movements in Sudan’s western Dafur region, some of which are now based in some parts of Libya and which pose a direct threat to Sudan’s national security.

The Spokesman added that Ghandour has informed Kobler about Sudan’s experiment in the protection of its border areas with neighbouring Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR) which extend to more than 280 kilometres, indicating that there are still several gaps along the border which enable rebel movements to infiltrate through the joint Sudan-Libya border.

The UN envoy for Libya referred to the phenomenon of human trafficking through the eastern and western parts of the Sudan’s border with Libya, said Ghariball, who added that Ghandour also confirmed his participation in a meeting being convened of neighbouring states of Libya.

Meanwhile, Kobler said he had had constructive talks with Ghandour on the situation in Libya and the security threats posed to Sudan as well as the armed groups in Libya. He indicated that his talks with Ghandour also tackled relations between Sudan and the Libyan government of national accord and its Presidential Council in addition to the security of the border between Sudan and Libya. — NNN-SUNA

Source: NAM News Network