Khartoum - Joint talks have started in Khartoum between Sudanese President Omer Al Bashir and his Kenyan counterpart, President Uhuru Kenyatta, who arrived in Sudan
on Saturday evening on an official visit to Sudan, in relation to bilateral relations between the two countries, coordination and cooperation in regional and international forums.
The talks have, according to an informed source, touched on conditions in the region particularly in South Sudan and methods of coordination for restoring peace and stability to Juba. Also the political situation in Sudan in the aftermath of the outcomes of the National Dialogue and the role that Nairobi can play in the holdouts catch-up the national dialogue was discussed, as well as the withdrawal of some African countries from the International Criminal Court, (ICC).
The two sides affirmed, according to the informed source, the necessity of implementing the recent African Union decisions related to the transitional justice that will replace the ICC, as the African Union has become an organization that plays an important role in resolving African issues.
State Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Kamal Ismail said Sudanese-Kenyan relations have become advanced in different spheres, highlighting the volume of trade exchanged between Khartoum and Nairobi along with coordination in the international and regional stances between the two countries.
He affirmed that the Kenyan President’s visit to Khartoum is important at this time in the light of the developments seen by Sudan and the African mobilization towards African issues. Ambassador Ismail also highlighted the presence of more than one thousand Kenyans in Sudan working in different organizations in addition to 1300 Kenyan students present in the country and the big numbers of Sudanese nationals working in the Kenyan private sector and organizations in Kenya.
Today the Kenyan President is to visit the Kenana Sugar Company as Kenya imports sugar from Sudan.
President Kenyatta is to conclude his visit by signing a number of agreements on different issues and will hold a joint press conference with President Al Bashir at the Republican Palace Sunday evening.
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