British Under-Secretary at Foreign and Commonwealth Office to Visit Sudan


Sudan will receive the Permanent Under-Secretary at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Sir Simon McDonald, in Khartoum on Monday for a three-day visit that includes visiting Darfur.

McDonald will discuss issues related to bilateral relations and will be accompanied by the general secretary of the Ministry of International Cooperation among other senior British officials.

Speaking to the press on Saturday, spokesperson of Sudan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Gariballah Al Khidir said, “The two diplomats view the feasibility of boosting relations and to coordinate on issues lined to the international and regional arena alongside peace and development in Sudan.”

The British undersecretary is scheduled to meet the ministers of foreign affairs, investment and international cooperation.

“The delegation is going to visit South Darfur state and to discuss with the governor issues related to development projects implemented by Britain.

“The visit is one of the outcomes of strategic dialogue between the two countries which aims at enhancing coordination, cooperation and good understand to issues of common concern,” concluded the spokesperson.