Egypt and Sudan Discuss Peace Initiative to End Civil War
The Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ahmed Maher, held discussions Tuesday with the Sudanese ambassador to Cairo and the permanent envoy to the Arab League Ahmed Abdel Halim.
According to Al Gomhuria Arabic daily, the discussions focussed on enhancing the bilateral relations between the two countries and the follow up and assessment of the latest development in the light of the Egyptian Sudanese higher committee meeting and the recent visit to Khartoum by the Egyptian premier.
The Sudanese ambassador confirmed at a press conference after the talks that both sides had agreed on the importance of following up and the implementation of the minutes of the higher committee meeting. The two sides discussed also the Libyan Egyptian initiative for the Sudanese national amity, which was accepted by all the Sudanese factions in an attempt to implement the proposals and comments on the initiative from the various parties.
The secretary general of the ruling party in Sudan, Ibrahim Omar met Tuesday the Egyptian Ambassador to Khartoum Mohammed Asem who in turn met also the former head of the nation party, Al Sadeq Al Mahdi. The two meetings focused on discussing and implementing the Egyptian Libyan initiative. The Egyptian ambassador told reporters that Egypt would not be a supporting neighbor for those who want to break Sudan. Egypt will only cooperate with those who agree to protect the sovereignty and unity of Sudan adding that the initiative is neither an Egyptian nor a Libyan property. It is the property of all the Sudanese sides including the government and the opposition, he added.
Meanwhile, the advisor to the Sudanese president, Ghazi Salah reiterated Tuesday the readiness of his country to sit at the negotiating table within 24 hours calling Egypt and Libya to prepare for a suitable dialogue environment and push forward in order to begin negotiations. He added that the Sudanese delegation would include all political powers.
The Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Othman Ismael also renewed
his government attitude towards the initiative calling upon the armed people to stop fighting and sit at the negotiating table.
On the other hand the Libyan leader Muammar Kadhafi arrived in Khartoum Tuesday on a two-day visit to hold discussions with the Sudanese president Omar Al Bashir. The Egyptian Libyan initiative is expected to dominate the discussions between the two leaders – Albawaba.com