Africa: First Vice – President Meets With African Leaders in Nairobi

The First Vice – President of the Republic, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih, Sunday met in Nairobi on the sidelines of Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) with the South African President, Jacob Zuma, and discussed progress of the relations between Khartoum and Pretoria, progress of the national dialogue in Sudan and peace in South Sudan.

In a statement to SUNA, the Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, said that the First Vice – President has conveyed to President Jacob Zuma the greetings of President Al-Bashir.

He said that the First Vice – President has renewed the invitations to President Zuma to visit Sudan, indicating that President Zuma has pledged to visit Sudan in the coming few months.

Meanwhile, the First Vice – President also met with the President of Ghana, Dr. John Dramani Mahama, and discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Prof. Ghandour said that the President of Ghana affirmed his desire to visit Sudan after the general elections in Ghana which is scheduled to be held in next November.

Prof. Ghandour said that the First Vice – President also met with the Tanzanian Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa, and discussed progress of the relations between the two countries.

Prof. Ghandour said that Sudan has informed the Tanzanian Prime Minister that the new Ambassador of Sudan will leave to Dar-es-Salaam in the coming few weeks.

He said that the Prime Minister of Tanzania has affirmed the keenness of his country to cooperate continuously with Sudan in the fields of mining, education, manufacturing and the exchange of experiences fields.

He indicated that Tanzanian Prime Minister announced that his country will send its ambassador to Khartoum.

Source: Sudan News Agency.