Home | News    Wednesday 13 September 2017

Sudan’s Ghandour heads to Washington for UNGA and meetings with U.S. officials

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour (SUNA Photo)
September 12, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour starts a visit to the United States on Wednesday where he will lead Sudan’s delegation for the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly and meet U.S. officials.

Before to leave the country, Ghandour briefed the first deputy president and prime minister Bakri Hassan Salih about the preparation for the annual meeting of the United Nations from 12 to 25 September 2017 and a number of meetings scheduled with the U.S. officials.

American officials use this opportunity to meet leaders from around the world during their participation in this UN gathering, however, these meetings of the Sudanese minister have a special particularity because it comes weeks before a decision on the permanent lift of sanctions on Sudan on 12 October.

According to the foreign ministry spokesperson, Ghandour will deliver Sudan’s statement to the General Assembly on 23 September, and will also meet on the sidelines of the meetings with a number of officials in the U.S. administration to discuss the various issues of concern to both countries.

The visiting Sudanese top diplomat is expected to deliver a speech at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on the bilateral relations between the two countries and to hold a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

He will meet the UN Secretary General António Guterres and participate in several high-level events to be held on the sidelines of the General Assembly’s meetings, most notably, meetings on South Sudan and the Central African Republic, and peacekeeping operations.

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) called on the Sudanese community in the United States to protest against the lifting of sanctions and denounce the regimes of the Sudanese regime during the Sudanese official to Washington.

After his visit to the United States, Ghandour will head to Brussels to take part in a meeting of the IGAD foreign ministers with the European Union on 29 September.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Mugabe’s Dictatorial End: A Great Lesson for South Sudan 2017-11-20 08:40:27 by Matai Muon In Africa’s model of democracy, serving longer equates to a higher level of democratic peace and stability. From Sudan to DRC, Equatorial Guinea to Uganda, Rwanda to Zimbabwe, the (...)

South Sudan peace revitalization is priority 2017-11-18 13:06:33 By Clement Maring Samuel The SPLM political detainees (FDS), and SPLM in Government (SPLM-IG) holds to views of achieving peace through the reunification of the SPLM party, and through the (...)

Somaliland: How tribalism endangers an African democracy 2017-11-11 06:21:19 By Abdirahman M Dirye From South Sudan, Somaliland, to Ethiopia, ethnic conflicts brew to tear apart these countries and weaken institutions but this time nepotism and clan-loyalty regenerated (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Reactions to government agencies’ conspiracy against Greater Bor community 2017-10-08 07:54:31 By Manyok Abraham Thuch & Kuch Kuol Deng A monkey business or a donkey business in the government of the republic of South Sudan against the citizens is unacceptable. Therefore, we as youth (...)

Amnesty calls to release Nubian activists detained over protest for cultural rights 2017-09-12 20:47:54 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 12 September 2017 Egypt: Release 24 Nubian activists detained after protest calling for respect of their cultural rights Egyptian authorities should (...)

New group formed to gather Nuer in United States 2017-08-17 14:15:50 DECLARATION FOR THE FORMATION OF NUD TO BRING TOGETHER ALL NUER IN THE U.S.A Press Statement The Nuer Union For Development (NUD) The United State of America The State of Nebraska August 15, (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.