Khartoum - (Alula Berhe Kidani, Photo: Alsir Mukhtar ) The Swedish Ambassador to Sudan, H.E. Hans Hernric Lundquist, paid a courtesy visit yesterday to Sudan Vision (SV)
premises where he was welcomed by SV General Manager Ms. Sahar Albushra, Acting Editor-in-Chief Mr. Muawad Mustafa Rashid, Acting Managing Editor, Alula Berhe Kidani and SV senior editorial and administrative staff.
Ms. Sahar in her welcome to the Swedish Ambassador expressed hope that this will be a first step in a long a fruitful cooperation between Sudan Vision in particular, the Sudanese media in general and the Swedish Embassy in Khartoum.
On the other hand, Mr. Rashid who briefed H.E. Lundquist on SV comprehensive coverage of the South Sudan peace negotiations in Khartoum as part of its effort to support the return of peace and stability to South Sudan, taking into consideration the long historical between the two states; as well as pointing to the newspaper extensive efforts to rise awareness about climate change and environmental degradation.
Meanwhile, Ms. Marwa Khalid, SV Website Administrator briefed the ambassador on the big efforts that SV has exerted in covering Sudan efforts in combating the practice of the engagement of children in armed conflicts; and that now this efforts have been expanded to include a weekly page (Children First) to encompass all the issues of the rights and welfare relating to children in Sudan.
SV Acting Managing Editor Mr. Alula Berhe Kidani stressed on the need for cooperation between Sudan and Sweden in the provision of technical and vocational training as one of the important components in the economic and social development of the country.
Ambassador Lundquist thanked SV management and editorial staff for their curtsy and warm welcome adding that Sweden is working for the promotion for a good relation between the two countries. He pointed in particular to the field of education and climate change as of the spheres that it is hoped will be the focus of joint cooperation soon.