Posted by: APO | 4 May 2008

Sudan / Norway / Vice President of Sudan to attend donor conference in Norway

03.05.2008

 

Vice President of Sudan to attend donor conference in Norway

 

More than 30 countries and organisations are sending delegates to the donor

conference Sudan Consortium in Oslo, Norway 5–7 May. The Second Vice

President of Sudan, H.E. Ali Osman Taha, will be heading the Sudanese

delegation.

First Vice President of Sudan, H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, has been prevented from

attending the conference.

UN Deputy Secretary General Asha-Rose Migiro will be heading the UN delegation.

Among other heads of delegation is the World Bank Vice President for the Africa

Region, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, EC Commissioner Mr Louis Michel, and US Special

Envoy to Sudan, Mr Richard Williamson.

-The Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan is in a critical phase. The parties must

redouble their efforts to implement the agreement, says Norway’s Minister of the

Environment and International Development Erik Solheim.

-The situation in Sudan is highly complex, and there is little hope for achieving peace in

Darfur unless the North-South peace agreement is successfully implemented, says

Solheim.

The Sudan Consortium will be opened by Norwegian Minister of the Environment and

International Development, Mr Erik Solheim, on 6 May at 09:00 at the Clarion Hotel

Royal Christiania in Oslo. A closed Darfur-session on 5 May will be openend by

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Jonas Gahr Støre.

Accreditation: Members of the press must obtain personal accreditation. A press

secretariate will be open at the hotel (room “Grønland”) on 5 May from 14:00 to 16:00

pm, and from 08:00 on 6 May.


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