Britain Affirms International Community Readiness to Assist Sudan Economically when Forming Civilian Authority

By: Al-Sammani Awadallah

Khartoum- The international community is ready and willing to help Sudan economically when forming a civilian government, said Britain’s special envoy to Sudan, Robert Fairweather, on Tuesday.
He said that negotiations are the only way to reach solutions, reiterating his country’s keenness to maintain contacts with Sudan.
Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Ambassador Omar Dahab received, the special envoys of Britain and Norway to the Sudan, Robert Fairweather and Erling Skojonsberg, respectively, in the presence of the ambassadors of Britain and Norway.
Ambassador Dahab reviewed the ongoing efforts to agree on arrangements for the transitional period and the formation of civilian government.
He explained that the Sudanese people are naturally inclined towards peaceful solutions and that the Sudanese are capable of reaching a national consensus on the issues raised now.
Dahab pointed out that there are entitlements to Sudan since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005, such as the debt relief and promised aid package, and pointed to the importance of establishing security and peace throughout the country, affirming the role of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) as a guarantor of stability, security and the peaceful transfer of power.
For his part, the Norwegian envoy affirmed that the stability of Sudan is important for regional stability and peace, and said that his country supports the formation of a civilian government supported by the majority of the Sudanese people.
Meanwhile, US Envoy to Sudan Donald Booth started yesterday a new round of talks and consultations with TMC and the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) for resumption of the negotiations between the two parties for reaching the political settlement.
The American Envoy said in a press statement that the Sudanese parties are capable of entering into the transitional period as soon as possible, referring to the African mediation for reaching accord between the two parties.

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