SUDAN A PEACEFUL NATION, PRESIDENT TELLS VISITING BRITISH HOUSE OF LORDS DELEGATION

KHARTOUM, President Omer Al-Bashir has affirmed to a visiting delegation of the British House of Lords that Sudan is a safe and peaceful country which is capable of providing peace and security for its citizens.

Sudan has become an oasis of peace and a safe shelter for a big number of refugees who have fled here from other countries, he added when members of the delegation called on him here Wednesday.

He said peace now prevails in the states of Darfur in western Sudan after the end of the conflict in that region, adding that the incidents which occur from time to time is something normal in all countries, especially in the countries emerging from conflict.

President Al-Bashir pointed out that Sudan’s call for the UN Mission in Dafur (UNAMID) to end its mission in Sudan was in accordance with a report of a tripartite committee which had been satisfied that the security situation in Darfur permitted a gradual exit of UNAMID forces.

He asserted that Darfur is currently not facing a security problem, but challenge of resettlement of displaced people and refugees and providing them with services, dismantling camps and returning the residents to the home villages or settling them in towns.

He also referred to the government’s efforts for patching up the rift in the social fabric and carrying out tribal reconciliations.

He affirmed that Sudan is combating terrorism and supports the international efforts for eradicating terrorism, indicating that the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had affirmed that Sudan had nothing to do with terrorists,

He also pointed to the unique religious tolerance in Sudan, asserting that Christians in Sudan are enjoying all rights and religious freedoms.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK