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Turkeys ays backs Sudan's unity
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Oct 13, 2010 - 8:10:56 AM

Turkeys ays backs Sudan's unity
Davutoglu said two countries were planning to lift visa procedures soon.
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 17:10

Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday that Turkey was ready to extend every type of support it could for solution of Sudan's problems peacefully and within the framework of Sudan's integrity.

Ahmet Davutoglu underlined the utmost importance recent developments in Sudan had for both Sudanese people and Africa's stability and the world peace.

"Turkey will continue to be beside the Sudanese people irrespective of their political views," Dauvtoglu told a joint press conference with Sudan's Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali Ahmed Karti in Ankara.

Davutoglu said Karti and he debated developments in Darfur, and they once more reaffirmed their support to national compromise efforts carried out by Qatar.

Turkey would take active role in a conference on East Sudan to take place in Kuwait in coming days, Davutoglu said.

"Sudan's peace means Africa's peace, which means the peace of humanity," he said.

On bilateral relations, Davutoglu said two countries were planning to lift visa procedures soon.

Davutoglu named cooperation with African countries as another issue he discussed with Karti, and said they had the opportunity to debate regional issues like Somalia and Turkey's policy towards Africa.

Also commenting on Turkey's possible stance in case Sudan was divided into two after a referendum, Davutoglu said Turkey had always supported Sudan's unity and what every one should do in case Southern Sudan was separated from the entire country at the end of the referendum was to "take necessary political, economic and cultural measures for co-existence of two entities."

Davutoglu said Turkey would maintain its support in case Sudan was divided or not, and do everything it could for Sudanese people's peace, welfare and stability.

"We want the continuation of economic, cultural and social unity even though there is political separation," Davutoglu also said.

Sudan is set to hold a referendum in January on fate of the south of the country.


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