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Saturday, 14 April 2018

Sudan and Kenya Agree on Confronting the Organized and Transnational Crimes

Khartoum – The Sudanese/Kenya talks concluded yesterday as the two countries agreed to cooperate in confronting the organized and transnational crimes including

terrorism, illegal migration, human trafficking and smuggling.
The two sides agreed to work for exchange of experiences between the two countries in respect of inventing local solutions to problems of the region and that the two sides got informed of Sudanese experiment of national dialogue and democratic practice in Kenya.
The Vice-President of Kenya, William Ruto has visited to Sudan during April 9-11 at invitation of the First Vice-President of the Republic and National Prime Minister, 1st Lt, Gen. Bakri Hassan Saleh during which he was accompanied by a high-ranking delegation and where the two sides held talks over a host of issues of common concern.
According to the Final Communiqué issued yesterday the two sides discussed international and regional issues of common interest and underscored common understanding over such issues as well as political and diplomatic coordination at international forums to confront challenges facing the region and Africa.
The communiqué indicated to existing references and frameworks representing the joint ministerial committee and the political consultation committee between Foreign Ministries in of the two countries, which work for boosting bilateral relations and cooperation in addition to implementation of agreements protocols signed between the two countries.
The communiqué said the two sides agreed to cooperate in confronting the organized and transnational crimes, encountering terrorism, illegal migration, human trafficking and smuggling.
The two sides tackled situations in the region and expressed readiness to work together for finding sustainable solutions.
For his part FVP, 1st Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Saleh affirmed Sudan’s seriousness in realizing peace and security in South Sudan and the region in general pointing out to Sudan’s membership in the AU, IGAD and COMESA, adding that the trade exchange with Kenya amounted to US$240 million.
The Vice-President of Kenya, William Ruto described Al Bashir order to release the political detainees as a step that paves the way for boosting freedoms.
He added that he also discussed with President Al Bashir the ways of boosting the bilateral relations between Sudan and Kenya in all aspects.
Ruto pointed out to his visit to Kenana Sugar Company to stand on Sudan’s experience in sugar production, adding that Kenya will benefit from Sudan in this field.
He lauded the lifting of US sanctions on Sudan describing it as a step towards upgrading the Sudanese economy and supports the trade cooperation between Sudan and the neighbouring countries including Kenya.
He pointed out to his meeting with the officials of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) to implement several projects in Kenya in food processing and health.
He announced the readiness of his country to provide the technical experiences and training the cadres on permanent constitution-making.