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Sudanese VP to attend Security Council session on peace implementation

KHARTOUM, Feb 4, 2005 (SUNA) — The First Vice President, Ali Osman Mohamed Taha, is due to leave for New York next week to attend the sittings of the Security Council on the preparations for implementation of the peace agreement which was signed between the government and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) in last January in Nairobi.


Sudanese Vice president Ali Osman Taha at the Security Council special session in Nairobi at the end of last year. (AP).

The acting Minister of Information and Communications and spokesman of the government, Abdul-Basit Sabdarat, said in a statement to SUNA the First Vice President will meet in New York with the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, and representatives of member states at the Security Council on the issue of peace and implementation of the peace agreement.

Sabdarat explained that Taha will reiterate to the Secretary General Sudan government’s full readiness to cooperate with the United Nations regarding the implementation of the peace agreement, adding that the government has already begun to implement the agreement.

Taha was officially invited by the UN Secretary General to attend the sittings of the Security Council next Tuesday and Wednesday. The invitation was conveyed to Taha Wednesday by the special representative of the UN Secretary General, Jan Pronk.

It is to be noted that the Leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), Dr. John Garang, and Leadership of the African Union were also invited to attend the Security Council’s sittings.