Maryam al-Sadiq on a Quick visit to Juba

Maryam al-Sadiq, is on her first trip as the foreign minister heading to the capital  of South Sudan, Juba, the visit that is scheduled to last for few hours.

Khartoum: Al Taghyeer

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maryam Al-Sadiq, headed today, Thursday, to the capital of  South Sudan, Juba.

This is her first foreign visit since she undertook the Foreign Ministry portfolio.

SUNA stated that the minister will discuss a number of bilateral and regional issues of concern to the two countries.

Al-Sadiq will hold talks with the President of South Sudan, his first deputy, the foreign minister and the joint committee to evaluate the peace agreement.

The visit will last for a few hours and will focus on bilateral relations and ways to develop them in all fields.

Aiming to discuss the implementation of the peace agreement and regional issues of common concern.

South Sudan sponsored the negotiations that ended with the signing of a peace agreement between the transitional government and the armed groups last October.

These movements include the Revolutionary Front, which includes armed forces from Darfur, and Sudan Liberation Movement led by Minni Arko Minawi.

Also the Justice and Equality Movement, led by Gabriel Ibrahim, and the Sudan Liberation Movement – the Transitional Council led by Al-Hadi Idris Yahya, who heads the Revolutionary Front.

Juba is also considered a major player in the regional file by offering mediation between Sudan and Ethiopia following border tensions between the two countries.

These tensions were followed by a war of statements and mutual accusations between Khartoum and Addis Ababa, which inflamed the situation on the borders of the two countries.

Ethiopia had stepped up its rhetoric and criticized Sudan and stamped it with fueling the situation on the ground, and exploiting the Ethiopian preoccupation with its internal war to penetrate into its territory.

However, the government confirmed that the Sudanese armed forces had redeployed inside the country, in the areas where Ethiopian gangs and farmers continued to settle.

Sudanese government confirmed that it has no intention of incursion within the borders of the neighborhood or of fabricating border problems.

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