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At symposium at University of Khartoum, Dr. Nafie says Sudan has gone too far toward real independence
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Dec 31, 2009 - 9:24:45 AM

At symposium at University of Khartoum, Dr. Nafie says Sudan has gone too far toward real independence


Khartoum, Dec. 30 (SUNA) - Assistant to the President Dr. Nafie Ali Nafie, said that true independence is the independence of the will and the freedom of thought and the orientation in all walks of life, explaining that Sudan has made wide strides and has gone too far toward genuine independence, liberation of the will and achieving self-reliance. Addressing Wednesday a symposium at the University of Khartoum under the theme of Independence and the Challenges of National Construction, Dr. Nafie called for completing the Independence by realizing national unity through political and economic progress. Dr. Nafie said that Darfur issue, despite the foreign interventions, will be solved by virtue of national efforts and Sudanese - Sudanese dialogue, attributing the complications facing achievement of a peace agreement to external interventions. In his address at the symposium, the Presidential Advisor, Dr. Mustafa Osman Ismail, touched on the internal and external challenges facing the nation, top of them are the challenges of the manpower development and enhancement of the economy, health, infrastructures, services as well as reviewing the foreign policy to be based on interest of Sudan and the Sudanese nation, besides the challenge facing the Sudanese identity, which should not be based on the tribal affiliation. The Minister of Industry and the Secretary the Unionist Party, Dr. Jalal Yousif Al-Degair, enumerated the challenges facing the Sudan, top of them is Ideological challenge being led by Israel to distort the Sudanese identity. He also stressed the importance of overcoming the challenges that confront the parties in the dispute in Darfur. Dr. Al-Degair also stressed the importance of exerting serious efforts to achieve social unity through the coming elections which shall be a civilized means to achieve social peace and to be a gain for the nation, expressing his hope that the referendum will lead to the unity of Sudan. MF/MO

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