5 March 2018

Sudan: FVP Affirms Keenness to Cement Relations With France

Khartoum — the First Vice-President of the Republic and National Prime Minister, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih, has underscored Sudan's resolve to consolidate relations with France and to boost political and economic cooperation.

This came when the First Vice-President received in the Republican Palace Monday the French Ambassador to Sudan in presence of State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hamid Mumtaz who said in press statements that the meeting discussed political cooperation between Sudan and France, particularly France support to national dialogue initiative and encouraging movements to sign a durable peace agreement.

Mumtaz added the French Ambassador underlined her country standing alongside Sudan to remove Sudan from list of terrorism-sponsoring countries , encouraging movements to sign permanent peace deal , increase scholarships for French language and boosting economic cooperation , noting that the steps was a new chapter in relations between the two countries.

The French Ambassador, for her part, said her country encourages return of French companies to Sudan , specially after lifting sanctions against Sudan.

She affirmed France keenness to achieve peace in Sudan through supporting the AUHIP efforts and prompting the movements to sit down at the negotiating table.

The Ambassador of France described as distinguished the Sudanese-French relations.

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