The Sudan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Ghandour will begin a visit to the United States on Wednesday, leading the Sudan’s delegation to the 72nd Regular session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72), which will be held in New York on September, under the theme: ” Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet'”.
During which Ghandour will present Sudan’s statement, and will meet with a number of officials in the US administration in Washington.
Ghandour briefed the First Vice-President, the Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh on arrangements for Sudan’s participation in the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly, which will begin on September 18 in New York.
Developing bilateral ties
Ghandour said after meeting with the FVP on Tuesday that he would hold meetings with some administration officials regarding the developments of the relationship between Khartoum and Washington.
The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Qarabullah al-Khader, said that the Foreign Minister will present Sudan’s statement before the session on September 23, and will also meet on the sidelines of the Assembly with a number of his counterparts, the foreign ministers of sisterly and friendly countries, in addition to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Ghandour will participate in the events on the sidelines of the Assembly’s meetings, most notably the high-level meetings on Southern Sudan and Central Africa, peacekeeping operations and the demographic dividend in Africa.
He will end his visit to the United States on September 29 and will travel to Brussels, Belgium, to participate in the IGAD Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with the European Union.