Kenya ready to support political transition in Sudan, says Omamo – KBC
Kenya has sought to assist Sudan in its political transition to democratic governance and in the promotion of lasting peace.
Specifically, Foreign Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo, who was on a two-day visit to Khartoum, indicated that Nairobi is ready to provide technical assistance to facilitate peace negotiations and the implementation of any peace agreement. if requested.
“Kenya was ready to share its experience and provide its expertise whenever the Sudanese government called for it. A statement from the Kenyan Foreign Ministry said
Omamo, who met with Sudanese Prime Minister HE Dr Abdalla Hamdok, also expressed the support of the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta for the Sudanese chairmanship of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in the pursuit of peace, stability and sustainable development in the region.
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“The ministers noted the progress made in implementing the transition in Sudan, with the Cabinet Secretary indicating that Kenya has experience and expertise in various areas of reform and governance. The MFA statement refers to consultations between Omamo and his Sudanese counterpart, Dr Mariam Al Mahdi.
At the same time, Omamo hailed the decision of the United States government to remove Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism. She said this had “paved the way for Sudan to actively engage, negotiate and receive support from the rest of the world for its national development agenda.”
Omamo acknowledged the warm “brotherly” relations that exist between Kenya and Sudan even as both sides observed that there are opportunities to expand and deepen these relations, especially in the areas of trade, investment, education, interpersonal relationships, natural resource management. , agriculture and capacity building.
“In this regard, the two ministers pledged to convene the Kenya-Sudan Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) in Kenya by August 2021.” The Foreign Ministry said
According to MFA, the role of women in the global peace and security agenda was also discussed. Omamo and Mahdi praised the contribution of women in the liberation struggle, nation-building, economic development and national reconciliation.
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