Lavrov: Russia is ready to provide “the Moscow area” for the inter-Sudanese talks


MOSCOW, October 19. Russia remains ready to provide “the Moscow area” for the inter-Sudanese negotiations. This was stated today by the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov at the opening of negotiations with the Vice-President of Sudan, Hassabo Mohammed Abdel Rahman.
“We will continue assisting African countries in addressing the challenges facing them, said the Minister. Among our efforts and support dialogue between Sudan and South Sudan”.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation recalled that at the beginning of September in Moscow talks were held between the foreign Ministers of Russia, the Sudan and South Sudan for the inter-Sudanese issue.

“Ready to continue to provide “the Moscow area” in the interests of normalizing relations with your neighbor in line with the arrangements endorsed by the African Union”, – said Lavrov.

Wish a successful conclusion of the political processes

The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation also wished a successful conclusion of Sudan’s internal political processes. “Carefully watching what is happening in Sudan in the context of the national dialogue launched at the initiative of the President of your country, the Minister said. – Sincerely wish our Sudanese friends to the successful completion of this process, including the adoption of a common Constitution. I hope that this will help to stabilize the political situation, to normalize relations within the country, to strengthen the institutions of state power, it is reliable to guarantee the rights and freedoms of the Sudanese people”.

The proposal on the abolition of visas for owners of diplomatic passports

Vice-President of Sudan, Hassabo Mohammed Abdel Rahman was asked to sign an agreement with Russia on the abolition of visa regime for holders of diplomatic passports. “Seriously determined to continue to strengthen economic cooperation with Russia, – said Vice-President. – Thank you for the delivery of wheat and lending. We expect that Russia will continue to provide assistance in regard to training of experts and personnel from Sudan”.

High estimation of efforts of the Russian Federation

Hassabo Mohammed Abdel Rahman praised the efforts of Russia in the inter-Sudanese talks. “We highly appreciate the mediation efforts of Russia in the negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan, said the Vice President. – Ready and welcome the continued participation of Russia in these processes”.

Abdel Rahman said that in the Sudan count on the efficient work of the high Commission for political dialogue between Sudan and South Sudan, to be held in Khartoum on November 16.