South Sudan's First Vice President Visits Sudan

By: Aisha Braima

KHARTOUM (Sudanow.info.sd)—South Sudan First Vice President (FVP) Taban Deng Gai arrived here on Sunday on a two-day official visit to Sudan where he will meet President Omar al-Bashir and his Sudanese counterpart Bakri Hassan Salih.

The State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Kamal Ismail, said in press statements at the airport the government of Sudan welcomes Gai y as South Sudan First Vice President. He said Sudan is not party in deciding who would take up the post of president or VP in South Sudan and that this was solely a south Sudanese affair, adding that Sudan’s position is to deal with the status quo as South Sudan as the current South Sudanese government is the legitimate government of that country.

He affirmed that Sudan would carry on with its efforts within the context of IGAD resolutions for reconciling between the different South Sudanese parties in order to reach peace and stability in South Sudan.

Gai was accompanied by the ministers of Defense and Petroleum and the director of the Military Intelligence.



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