Egypt to participate in Nairobi summit on Sudan

A delegation from Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs will participate in an unprecedented Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) summit on Sudan, scheduled to take place in Nairobi in the coming days.

The head of the Sudan department at the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, Mohamed Morsy, stressed that Egypt is anxious to follow the latest developments in Sudan. Morsy, who will also head Egypt's delegation to the summit, said his country's participation reflects the special attention it gives to Sudan, as well as its tireless efforts with Sudan's governmental partners and the international community to clarify the reality of the situation in Sudan and the challenges it faces.

Morsy noted that Egypt's participation follows a recent visit by Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Abul Gheit to both Khartoum and Juba on 21 October, during which he urged all parties to conflict in Sudan's to exercise self-restraint, solve pending issues, and promote conditions conducive to a peaceful referendum that reflects the real aspirations of the people.

Morsy said he paid a visit to Khartoum on 18-20 October for the same purpose. He added that another ministerial delegation is currently participating in the AU Ministerial Committee on Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development (PCRD), which is visiting Khartoum and Juba.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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