Monday, May 16, 2005

Sudan affirms keenness to boost relations with Uganda

President of the Republic Omer Al-Bashir has affirmed Sudan keenness to consolidate its relations and cooperation with Uganda.

This came when he received at the Guest House here Sunday the visiting Ugandan Minister of Defence, in the presence of the Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih.

President Al-Bashir has appreciated the efforts being exerted by the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, toward prevalence of stability at the region.

In a press statement to SUNA, the Ugandan minister said that he discussed with President Al-Bashir the arrangements to prevent any activity of the Ugandan rebel Lord Resistance Army in south Sudan, means to implement the action plan of the IGAD for boosting peace and stability in Somalia and sending African forces to it.

He stressed the importance of coordination between Khartoum and Kampala to support implementation of the peace agreement which was signed between Sudan government and Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM).

The Ugandan Minister of Defence said that he conveyed a verbal message from President Yoweri Museveni to President Al-Bashir dealing with issues of mutual concern and ways to bolster the relations and coordination between Sudan and Uganda on the issues of mutual concern. - Khartoum, May 15, 2005 (SUNA) via SudanTribune.


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