Sudan : president al-Bashir reiterates concern about importance of peace in South Sudan

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir smiles as he attends the 12th summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on February 6, 2013 in Cairo. Photo : Getty

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday reiterated his country’s concern about the peace process in neighboring South Sudan.

Al-Bashir made the remarks in his address to the Foreign Ministry workers after the first meeting of the National Council for Foreign Polices at the ministry building.

The Sudanese president also announced the appointment of Jamal Al-Sheikh as his special envoy to South Sudan to follow up the implementation of the peace agreement in the world’s youngest country.

Earlier in the day, al-Bashir chaired the first meeting of the National Council for Foreign Polices to discuss issues including the ongoing efforts to complete South Sudan’s peace process and begin the peace process in the Central African Republic, Sudan’s Foreign Minister Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed said in a statement.

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