Govt nods Sudanese peace process

Deputy minister of Local Government and Housing Danny Chingimbu (left) being welcomed by Sudanese ambassador-designate to Zambia Hussein Award Ali. Mr Ali is expected to present his credentials to President Lungu in due course.

GOVERNMENT has commended Sudan for its effort and commitment to national peace and reconciliation.
Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing Danny Chingimbu said these efforts will be fundamental in achieving a prosperous future for the people of Sudan.
Speaking during the country’s 60th Independence anniversary in Lusaka, Mr Chingimbu said Zambia will continue supporting peace and development efforts under the auspices of the African Union (AU), Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the International Conference on the Great Lakes (ICGL).
“It is therefore the fervent hope and desire of the Government of Zambia that these concerted efforts will bring about sustainable peace and prosperity to the people of Sudan,” Mr Chingimbu said.
Mr Chingimbu said it is gratifying that Zambia and Sudan share common positions at regional and international fora such as the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the ICGL, the AU, the Non-Aligned Movement and the United Nations.
“Our membership to these regional and international organisations provide an important plaftform for us to interact and support each other on issues of mutual concern such as peace and security, terrorism, climate change, HIV/AIDS and poverty.
In addition, our membership to these organisations also creates a platform where we can advance our socio-economic agendas as well as consolidate our fraternal relations,” Mr Chingimbu said.
Minister Plenipotentiary and deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Sudan, Abbadi Nureldin Abderlrhman thanked the Zambian government for contributing its support to the international effort to restore peace in the region of Darfur by participating in the peace keeping forces.

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