Norway donates 100 million dollars in support of peace in Sudan

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Khartoum, May 22 (SUNA) - Norway has announced its donation to 100 million dollars to boost the development and peace process in Sudan. This came at a meeting Tuesday at the premises of the Foreign Ministry between the State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Al-Samani Al-Wasila, and the visiting Norwegian Minister of International Development, Erik Solheim. The Norwegian minister expressed his government's sincere desire to be a partner with Sudan government for realizing sustainable development, which is a key factor for peace and stability in Sudan. In a press statement, the State Minister for Foreign Affairs said that the meeting assured the necessity of completing the political file of Darfur issue and convince the non signatory parties of Darfur peace agreement to join the peace process. Al-Wasila said that the meeting also tackled the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), and the importance of commitment of the donor countries to their pledges to support the peace process. He said that the Norwegian minister announced the endeavour of his government to coordinate efforts and to consult with the envoys of the United Nations and the African Union, Jan Eliasson and Dr. Salem Ahmed Salem, respectively, concerning realization of peace in Darfur. The State Minister for Foreign Affairs has lauded the efforts of Norway for prop up the peace process in Sudan. MO/MO