SUDAN WATCH: Russian FM receives special envoy of Sudanese leader

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Russian FM receives special envoy of Sudanese leader

From APA Sunday, 05 April 2009 via Borglobe.com:
Russian foreign minister receives special envoy of Sudanese leader
Moscow (Russia) The Sudanese Minister of Finance and National Economy, who is also special envoy of the Sudanese president, Omar al Bashir, was received in Moscow on Friday by the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, APA learns here Sunday.

The envoy, Awad Ahmed Al-Jaz, handed over a written message from President Al-Bashir to the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.

During the closed door meeting, the two ministers discussed the main aspects of the state of, and prospects for Russian-Sudanese relations, with both sides reaffirming their strife to help develop political dialogue and economic cooperation in different fields of mutual interest, according to Russian Foreign Ministry sources.

In discussing the situation in Darfur, they expressed hope for a search for a political solution to the problem in cooperation with the United Nations, the African Union and other mediators. Al-Jaz gave assurances that the government of Sudan was firmly committed to settling the Darfur crisis through negotiations.

Al-Jaz further gave a high assessment of Russia’s position in support of the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Sudan.

Sudanese President's special envoy Awad Ahmed al-Jaz

Photo: On July 29, 2008, Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Zhai Jun held talks in the Foreign Ministry with visiting Sudanese President's special envoy Awad Ahmed al-Jaz, also Sudan's Minister of Finance and National Economy. Both sides exchanged in-depth views on bilateral ties and the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor's charge against the Sudanese leader.

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