Khartoum – Foreign Minister, Dr. Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed concluded his participation in the Munich Conference on Security in Germany, which witnessed high-level participation of leaders, presidents, heads of government and foreign ministers from around the world.
The Foreign Minister discussed with his counterpart the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov bilateral relations between the Sudan and Russia and some regional issues of interest to the two sides, besides issues of mutual interest between the two countries, especially the follow-up of the implementation of the agreements reached between Presidents Al-Bashir and Putin..
Lavrov praised Sudan’s efforts in achieving regional peace in South Sudan as well as Central Africa Republic, reiterating his country’s commitment to support Sudan’s issues in international organizations and the Security Council..
The Minister of Foreign Affairs held a series of meetings on the sidelines of the conference with the foreign ministers of Russia, Spain, Norway, Georgia, Malta and Armenia, besides Chancellor of Germany Chancellor for Political and Security Affairs as well as the UN Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salama.
The minister also participated in the symposium organized by the German aid agency during the conference on security challenges and opportunities for sustainable peace in Africa..
The talks with the Spanish Foreign Minister dealt with ways of promoting political and economic relations and exchanging support in international organizations, as well as coordinating efforts to combat migration..
The Sudanese minister gave a detailed explanation on Sudan’s efforts to settle regional disputes in his meeting with Norway’s Foreign Minister, who praised Sudan’s pivotal role in achieving peace in South Sudan..
The Minister called on the international community, especially the Troika countries, to play their role in the implementation of the peace agreements in SouthSudan and Central Africa Republic.
The minister held talks with the foreign ministers of Georgia, Armenia and Malta, where he discussed the promotion of bilateral relations between Sudan and these countries, cooperation in international organizations, exchange of support in international candidacies and international posts, pointing to the importance of supporting Sudan’s candidate in the International Organization for Migration, and its membership in the World Trade Organization, and the Sudanese minister affirmed Sudan’s principled position in resolving border disputes through negotiation and peaceful means.
Addressing the symposium on “Security challenges in Africa”, the minister said that Africa has begun to rely on itself to solve its regional issues, pointing out that the discussion at the Munich conference confirmed that Africa is not a priority for the world, but the priority is for security in the Asian and European regions and the alliance between the two shores of the Atlantic and trade competition with China..
“”One of the signs of Africa’s self-reliance is the decision of the African Summit to establish a peace fund in the African Union,” the minister said, pointing out that the international community must continue its political support at this time, as well as fund the implementation of peace agreements, linking between climate change and spreading of conflicts in Africa.