Khartoum — Chairman of the Council of States, Dr. Omer Suleiman, received in his office Sunday the visiting Independent Expert for Human Rights, Aristide NONONSI, in presence of the Deputy Chairman the Council of the States, Dr. Ibrahim Yousif Habani, and discussed issues relating to human rights, the role of the Council of States, the situation of human rights in Sudan and ways of expanding the human rights culture at the states' level in the country.
Dr. Suleiman has provided the Independent Expert about a detailed report on the experiment and activities of the Council of States, the decentralized government system, outcome of the national dialogue and the dialogue document.
He referred to the protection of the general and press freedoms, the mean of social media, human rights as well as issues of governance and peace.
Suleiman also pointed to the relation between the Council of States and the Consultative Council for Human Rights.
The Independent Expert has appreciated the role being assumed by the Council of States toward the human rights issues, indicating that he is visiting Sudan for the fifth time to be informed on the developments on human rights in the country.