FVP Visits Tripoli to Revive Sudan-Libya Integration Projects, Four Freedoms
Khartoum – Sudan’s First Vice President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha is to begin a two-day official visit to the Libyan capital of Tripoli for talks with a number of Libyan officials. It is the second visit for Taha to Libya since the overthrow of the regime of Col. Muamar Gaddafi.
The visit is likely to give a strong fillip to relations between Sudan and Libya which were strained as a result of the policies pursued by the regime of Gaddafi.
Relations between Sudan and Libya remained tense throughout the rule of Col. Gaddafi who had been supportive of rebel movements in Sudan and secession of South Sudan, says Sudan Ambassador to Libya, Haj Majid Siwar, who is expected to travel to Tripoli on Sunday.
“Sudan had been keen to build good relations with Libya but Gaddafi regime was not interested” he said.
Ambassador Siwar who was speaking to Sudan Vision said Sudan looks forward to build distinguished and developed ties with Libya in various political and economic domains especially after the ouster of Gaddafi regime from power in Libya and the takeover of a new government, the choice of the Libyan people.
He said relations between Sudan and Libya are guided by the principles of safeguarding interests of the two neighbours, distinguished cooperation in various areas particular integration projects, the four freedoms and activation of agreements and protocols signed between Khartoum and Tripoli.
He said Sudan is keen that the two countries exchange benefits in various fields in accordance with the will of the leadership in the two countries.
Earlier, Sudan and Libya agreed to establish integration in the political fields and to link the two countries with highways to facilitate movement of nationals across the border.
By Al-Sammani Awadallah, 09/06/2012