First session of strategic dialogue between Sudan and France held

Khartoum,   (SUNA) – The governments of Sudan and France have affirmed importance of exchange of visions on issues of mutual concern and joint cooperation and coordination.

This came in the first session of the strategic political dialogue between Sudan and France, which was hosted by France on October14-15 and in which Sudan participated with a delegation headed by Ambassador Mohamed Abdalla Al-Tom, Director General of the European and American Affairs Department, and comprised representatives of the Ministries of Defense and Interior and the General Intelligence Service.

The French side in the dialogue was chaired by Ambassador Christophe Bigo, Director of the Africa and Indian Ocean Department, and comprised representatives of counterpart institutions besides Frederic Clavier, the French Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa.

On the sidelines of the meeting, the head of the delegation, accompanied by Ambassador Omer Manis, met with the French President’s advisor for African affairs, where the meeting discussed the latest developments in the region and neighboring countries.

The meeting emphasized importance of joint coordination to find solutions to the region’s problems.

Ambassador Mohamed Abdalla Al-Tom, accompanied by Ambassador Omer Manis, also discussed with Frederic Clavier, the French envoy to the Horn of Africa, ways and means of boosting cooperation between Sudan and France to promote their relations and realize peace and security in the continent.

Members of the Sudanese delegation participating in the dialogue also held bilateral meetings with their counterparts from the French institutions.

It is noteworthy that Ms. Raja Rabia, the French Ambassador to Sudan, also participated in the meetings of the first round of the strategic dialogue.