SUDAN WATCH: Sudanese president meets with Egyptian FM and intelligence chief

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sudanese president meets with Egyptian FM and intelligence chief

From Khartoum (Xinhua) February 14, 2009 - excerpt:
Sudanese president meets with Egyptian FM and intelligence chief
Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir held here closed-door talks with visiting Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abu al-Gheit and intelligence chief Omer Suleiman on Saturday.

The Egyptian foreign minister reiterated his country's support for the Sudanese president and his government on all the current issues.

He told reporters at the end of the meeting that their visit was aimed at confirming Egypt's support for Sudan and helping it handle the current political issues.

"Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak wants to express to Presidental-Bashir his support for all the steps which the Sudanese government has taken to realize the stability and peace," noted the Egyptian foreign minister.

Mahjoub Fadel Badri, the spokesman of the Sudanese president, said that the visit of the Egyptian delegation demonstrated the firm support of Cairo for Sudan's causes.

"Egypt always helps Sudan on all issues, and is exerting efforts for resolving the Darfur crisis," said the Sudanese official.

Badri denied that the Egyptian side had proposed any suggestionon the current crisis between the Sudanese government and the International Criminal Courts (ICC).

"Egypt understood our position and has not put forward any ideas which are not identical with our position," he added.

On Saturday afternoon, the Egyptian delegation left Khartoum, winding up a short visit that lasted only a couple of hours. [...]. Editor: Du

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