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Foreign Ministers of Kenya and Ethiopia Arrive in Khartoum
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Mar 3, 2010 - 7:31:23 AM

Foreign Ministers of Kenya and Ethiopia Arrive in Khartoum


Khartoum, 3 Mar. 2010 (SUNA) - Moses Wetang'ula and Seyoum Mesfin, the Foreign Ministers of Kenya and Ethiopia, arrived in Khartoum Wednesday morning. The two Ministers were received at Khartoum airport by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Deng Alor, and number of senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the Kenyan and Ethiopian diplomatic Missions in Khartoum. In this regard, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alor, said the visit came as part of the continuous contacts by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to get acquainted with the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in Sudan as well as the preparations for the coming elections in April 2010. He added that the visit aimed at boosting cooperation of the member states of the IGAD on the issues of concern in the region, top of which the issues of Sudan and Somalia. The Minister revealed existence of a proposal to hold an IGAD's summit in Nairobi next week and that Sudan proposed deferment of this summit because of the elections, explaining that all the issues of this summit will be discussed during this visit, adding that the summit would either be held next week or postponed according to Sudan's request to the elections aftermath. He explained that the visit of the Ethiopian and Kenyan Ministers of Foreign Affairs would last for two days during which they would meet number of officials in the federal government in Khartoum as well as the Government of South Sudan in Juba. MF/ MF

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