Sudan’s FM to meet Touadéra over peace in CAR


Sudan’s foreign minister El-Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed has traveled to Bangui to participate in the two-day high-level ministerial meeting on the peace process in the Central African Republic (CAR).

El-Dirdeiry has been received on Tuesday by CAR’s President Faustin-Archange Touadera.

The meeting attended by the Foreign Ministers of Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC), the UN Deputy Secretary General and the Commissioner of Peace and Security at the African Union.

President Touadera and  El-Dirdeiry have discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries.

President Touadera has expressed his concern over the developments in Sudan, affirming their keenness to support Sudan on ground that stability in Sudan is safety valve of stability at the whole region.

He also lauded the its role for realizing peace and reconciliation in CAR in framework of the African Union’s initiative.

In September 2018 in a meeting held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the African Union integrated the Sudanese initiative to end the armed conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) between Muslim and Christian militias that continue to destabilize the country.

Last August, the Sudanese government hosted a meeting including the main armed groups, the Christian anti-Balaka militia of Maxime Mokom and Muslim Seleka armed faction led Noureddine Adam.

At the end of the two-day meeting on 29 August, the two groups signed a framework agreement pledging to cease hostilities and to not obstruct free movement of persons and goods with the neighbouring countries and committed themselves to the African Union process for peace and reconciliation in CAR.