SUDANESE PRESIDENT RECEIVES MESSAGE FROM UGANDAN COUNTERPART

KHARTOUM, — Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir has received a written message from his Ugandan counterpart, President Yoweri Museveni, dealing with bilateral relations and means of strengthening them further.

The message was received by President Al-Bashir when he received the special envoy of the Ugandan President, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Okello Oryem, here Monday.

In a media statement issued after the meeting, Sudanese Foreign Minister Professor Ibrahim Ghandour said that President Al-Bashir would visit Uganda shortly, indicating that President Al-Bashir had affirmed the firmness of Sudanese-Ugandan relations.

He added that President Al-Bashir had stressed the importance of co-ordination between Sudan and Uganda in regional and international issues of mutual concern. President Al-Bashir also affirmed the importance of co-ordination between the two countries for completion of peace and realizing security in South Sudan and in combating all forms of terrorism.

Prof. Ghandour said 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 the Ugandan President’s envoy affirmed his country’s support to Sudan in facing all challenges, top of them issues relating to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the sanctions imposed on Sudan by some countries.

The Ugandan envoy called for convening meetings of the joint Sudanese-Ugandan Ministerial Committee and affirmed the keenness of Uganda to strengthen its relations with Sudan.

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

Source: Name News Network