KHARTOUM, Sudanese Defence Minister Lieutenant-General Awad Mohamed Ahmed bin Oaf received at his office here Monday the United States Charge d’Affaires in Sudan, Steven Koutsis, and affirmed Sudan’s keenness to establish healthy and productive relations with the US, based on mutual respect and co-operation for international security and peace.

During the meeting, they discussed a number of issues of mutual concern, as well as regional and international issues and means for enhancing the security and stability in the region.

The Minister affirmed the Sudanese government’s readiness for the second phase of the Sudanese-American dialogue aimed at the normalization of relations between the two countrioes and readiness for response to all queries and to press ahead in its relations with the US.

Koutsis expressed the appreciation of the US side for efforts being exerted by Sudan and its commitment to boosting international peace and security.

He referred to the successes achieved during the first phase of the dialogue between the two countries, and the readiness of the US side for the second stage of the dialogue. — NNN-SUNA

Source: Nam News Network