Sudan restates its neutrality in South Sudan crisis

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KHARTOUM – Sudanese government on Friday in Khartoum reiterated its neutrality in the current crisis between the government of Sudan and the rebels led by former Vice Riek Machar.

Dr Al-Muez Farouq, the Sudanese Rapporteur in the Joint -Political Mechanism of the countries, said Khartoum’s remained of neutrality.

He said the latest visit by Omar Al-Bashir to Juba in January showed Sudan supported the legitimacy of the elected government in country and does not any side in the conflict.

Farouq said country had previously turned down an appeal by some unnamed “Western powers” for direct intervention in ending the conflicting.

He insisted such an effort should be made by the regional Inter-governmental Authority for Development (IGAD).

He dismissed the notion that the visit by a delegation of the rebel faction of Machar a of the cooperation agreement between Khartoum and Juba.

Farouq said the visit arranged by the IGAD mediator. (PANA/NAN)