[dehai-news] (SUNA) Sudanese, Eritrean presidents underline keenness to achieve peace in the Sudan

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From: Biniam Haile \(SWE\) (eritrea.lave@comhem.se)
Date: Thu Nov 13 2008 - 15:37:07 EST

President Bashir and his Eritrean counterpart underline keenness to
achieve peace in the Sudan
Khartoum, Nov 14 (SUNA) - President of the Republic Field Marshal Omar
Al Bashir and President Asias Afewerki have underlined their keenness
for realization of peace in the Sudan and for pushing forward efforts
aimed to find a peaceful solution to the question of Darfur, saying at a
joint press conference they held at the end of the official visit of
Afewerki to the Sudan that the visit was a strategic and excellent in
the various spheres it covered.
 The President of the Republic has expressed satisfaction over the
outcome of the visit of President Afewerki to the country and his
participation in the Sudan National Forum stressing that the Sudanese
Eritrean relations were deep rooted in the popular soil before being an
official relations ship and that the peoples in the two countries have
been working together without any barriers.
President Al Bashir has described relations between the Sudan and
Eritrea as excellent and that they witness betterment each and every
day. He said the visit of President Afewerki to the Sudan comes within
the context of the visits between officials in the two countries to
exchange views and consultation on how to impetus relations to the
levels desired by the two sides.
He commended the role -played by President Afewerki and his supervision
of the Eastern Sudan peace talks until they were crowned with success.
On the rejection of the ceasefire by some Darfur rebel movements, the
President said we would normalize with those who accept the ceasefire
and that efforts will continue to convince the others to join the peace
 The President has pointed out that the Sudanese council of minister and
the National assembly have both decided that the Sudan would not deal
with the ICC and that it has no jurisdiction over the Sudan President
Afewerki has meanwhile said his country would remain a partner of the
Sudan until peace, stability and development have been achieved in the
He said his country is affected with any development in the Sudan more
than any other country in the region because of the strategic,
geographical, cultural and social considerations between the two
 President Afewerki said his participation in the Sudan People Forum was
a good opportunity to exchange views and that it turned a new age for
political cooperation with the Sudanese political forces. He commended
the efforts realized expressing hope for the success of the outcome of
the forum.
He also said he was concerned with the peace process in the Sudan and
that the peaceful solution should be comprehensive and inclusive. MA/MA


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