Central African Republic : Ratification of Sudan’s initiative for peace

CAR President, Faustin-Archange Touadéra. Photo : AFP

Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) – Sudanese government is determined to continue efforts to bring peace in Central African Republic (CAR), said the foreign ministry in a statement.

The announcement was made after a meeting held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meetings in New York including Faustin-Archange Touadéra CAR President, Moussa Faki Chairperson of the African Union Commission, El-Dirdeiry Ahmed Sudan’s Foreign Minister, and Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo.

“The meeting discussed the developments in the situation in the Central African Republic and means of implementing the African Initiative for Peace and Reconciliation and linking it to Sudan’s initiative, which aims to achieve the same goal,” said a statement released by the Sudanese foreign ministry.

Also, The African Union welcomed Russia’s participation in the future reconciliation conference in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the post-crisis stabilization process as a whole, which would all become a reality once the government responded to the opposition’s demands.

Last August, the Sudanese government hosted a meeting for peace in CAR including the main armed groups, the Christian anti-Balaka militia of Maxime Mokom and Muslim Seleka armed faction led by Noureddine Adam.

At the end of the meeting, the two groups issued The Khartoum Declaration of Understanding of the Central African Armed Groups where they said they are firmly committed to peace. Further, they called to consider the African initiative.

Sudan which eyes developing trade and business with CAR said committed to curbing weapon trafficking between the troubled central African country and Darfur region. Also, Russian mining firms working in CAR use Port Sudan and Khartoum expects they positively impact Darfur region.

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