Sudan’s Foreign Minister Eldirdeiry Ahmed met his German counterpart Heiko Maas in Berlin on November 23rd for discussions on regional issues, especially the situations in Libya, South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR). Eldirdeiry is currently in Europe visiting France, Germany, the UK and Belgium.
According to the Sudanese Foreign Ministry; Eldirdeiry highlighted Sudan’s efforts to support peace and stability; Sudan will host a meeting of Libya’s neighbours later this month, and a meeting in December of the parties in conflict in the CAR.
The Ministers agreed on the need to continue with mutual cooperation programmes and diplomatic dialogue, in addition to supporting regional stability and taking a united stand on the situation in Libya.
Eldirdeiry updated his host on the status of internal peace in Sudan; in relation to Darfur and the Two Areas (Blue Nile and south Kurdufan), he expressed his gratitude to Germany for supporting peace in the pre-negotiation stage as well as for the legal aid and capacity building provided during constitutional preparations.
Eldirdeiry said Sudan wanted to improve relations between the two countries, and Maas expressed Germany’s desire to improve relations and support Sudan through all means, especially the EU.
The German Foreign Minister emphasised the importance of German-Sudanese cooperation in regional issues, particularly developments in the Horn of Africa, illegal immigration, terrorism and the security of the Red Sea.