Today, 14 June 2020, a delegation of EU ambassadors (Italy, Spain and EU) met with a delegation of the Sudanese Congress Party (Vice President of the Party Mr. Mastoor Ahmed, Secretary General of the party Mr. Khalid Yusuf and Deputy Director of International Relations Committee Mr. Hassan Al Sir) in the EU Delegation premises, in full observance of the Covid-19 hygienic and social distancing rules.
The meeting took place in the context of the efforts of the EU and its member states to remain fully informed about political developments in the country, with a view to effectively support the democratic transition the country is going through. To this end, the EU engages regularly with all relevant political actors, in promoting and defending the principles of democracy, human rights and achievement of durable peace and prosperity in the country.
The SCP delegation briefed the EU delegation on their recent political manifest and their engagement in the political debates in the Forces for Freedom and Change. On behalf of the EU delegation EU Ambassador Robert van den Dool underlined the importance the EU attaches to peaceful, democratic transition and swift achievement of an all encompassing peace agreement, in pursuit of bringing the country and its people back on a pathway to sustainable development and prosperity for all. Ambassador Van den Dool also explained the efforts of the EU and its member states in mobilizing political and financial support for Sudan, as will be discussed in the upcoming International Partnership Conference with Sudan, which will be held on 25 June next, co-chaired by the UN, Germany and the EU. He further noted that in all political information exchanges, the EU and its member states particularly draw attention to the all important role of women and youth in Sudan's transition process.
Khartoum 14 June 2020