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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Cabinet Approves General Policies of the State, Postpones Deliberations on Amendment to Thursday Session

Khartoum – Council of Ministers endorsed in its yesterday’s emergency session the General Policies Document which is considered the first of its kind in Sudan’s history.

The cabinet chaired by First Vice President, National Prime Minister, 1st Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Saleh reiterated the government commitment to implement all the recommendations stipulated in the national dialogue according to the timetable agreed on.
The Council of Ministers announced commitment to the comprehensive peace issue and its continuous endeavours to engage the holdouts in the peace process, besides the continuation of firearms collection campaign.
The cabinet directed the concerned institutions to commit to the document and its programmes.
For his part, Minister of Minerals, Head of the General Policies Committee, Prof. Hashim Mohammed Salim said that the document included around 319 recommendations, pointing out that they have been working in the preparation of the document for a long time by a team of experts to make it comprehensive and inclusive.
Meanwhile, Justice Minister, Idris Ibrahim presented a report of the draft bill of various amendments, revealing that 50 recommendations on legislations were implemented out of 108.
Council of Ministers Spokesperson, Dr. Omer Mohammed Saleh said in press statements that the cabinet has endorsed the bills of Borders National Commission, Central Bank of Sudan Monopolization of Purchasing and Selling Gold, controlling the imports.
The General Policies Document Committee Rapporteur, and State Minister at the Council of Ministers lauded the recommendations, pointing out that great efforts were exerted from the ministerial sectors during 2017.
The cabinet Spokesperson announced that the Council of Ministers has postponed the deliberations over the various amendments bill to Thursday’s session.