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Sudan upper house to convene in Juba next Sunday

October 15, 2008 (KHARTOUM) – The upper house of the parliament of Sudan will hold its 7th session in the capital of southern Sudan next Sunday for the first time.

The Council of States has 50 members who are indirectly elected by state legislatures; it represents the states interests at the national level. The Council of States forms with the National Assembly the Sudanese parliament.

Next Sunday, the Council of States and the Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly will hold a joint meeting to be addressed by the First Vice President Salva Kiir Mayadrit who is also the President of Southern Sudan Government.

According to the National Interim Constitution, the Council of the States is entitled to hold sittings in any of the states in north or south Sudan.

The Council of States members will meet the President and the Vice – President of the Government of South Sudan (GoSS) toward enhancement of the coordination between the legislative and executive organs in the north and south Sudan.

The Secretary General of the Council of States, Hassan Musa Sheikh Al-Safi, told the official SUNA that Juba session has an important political dimension and comes in response to directives of the Presidency of the Republic.

Deputy Speaker of the Council of States, Rimy Olier, said that preparations have been completed to holding the meeting of the Council of States in Juba.

The members of the Council of States will pay visits to Rumbek, Kuboyta and other towns in the south to get acquainted with the situation there.

(ST)