Sudan (Xinhua) -- Sudan
government on Thursday said it asked Egypt to give
official explanation for a demand by its deputy
representative to the United Nations (UN) to keep the
sanctions imposed on Sudan.
"It was an odd and
strange stance by the Egyptian deputy representative to
the UN when he demanded keeping the sanctions imposed on
Sudan during a discussion about Resolution 1591 in the
UN Security Council," Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim
Ghandour told reporters.
"Sudan has asked for official explanation from Egypt
over the matter which is unlike all the previous
Egyptian stances throughout the past years," where Egypt
was most supportive to Sudan in the UN Security Council,
He added that "we hope this strange stance is not a
reflection of some minor differences between the two
countries, because if so, it would be contrary to the
African, Arab and Egyptian stance which firmly supports
In 2005, the UN Security Council adopted the
Resolution 1591 imposing sanctions, to be renewed
annually, relating to arms embargo on Sudan.
Ghandour further reiterated that his Egyptian
counterpart Sameh Shoukry would arrive in Khartoum next
Thursday to head his country’s side to the meetings of
the joint political consultation committee between the
Shoukry was supposed to arrive in Khartoum last
Saturday, but his visit was delayed due to weather
Sweden to resume
development support for Sudan
KHARTOUM Sudan (Xinhua) --
Sweden on Wednesday announced
resumption of its support for Sudan and implementation
of development program worth 134 million U.S. dollars.
Sudan’s foreign ministry official Mohammed Issa Edam
on Wednesday held talks with Swedish ambassador to Sudan
"An agreement has been reached to implement a program
for development cooperation between the two countries
during 2017-2022 worth 134 million dollars," said
Sudan’s foreign ministry in a statement.
Sudan and Sweden have also agreed on future programs
including exchanging of visits at the ministerial and
private sector levels and organizing the
Sudanese-Swedish economic forum in Sweden.
The statement further commended the recent
progressive development of ties between the two
countries, and the results achieved by the meeting of
the joint political consultation committee, which was
held in Stockholm in November last year.