Sudan: Participation of European Union in Monitoring the Elections Discussed

Khartoum, Jan. 17 (SUNA)- The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mutrif Siddiq, Sunday received head of the European Union mission to Sudan, Carlo Pefilpi, and reviewed the preparations for the coming elections and framework of the cooperation between Sudan and the European Union. The head of the European Union mission renewed their welcome to Sudan call on the European Union to participate in monitoring the coming elections at all levels, and expressed their satisfaction over the steps adopted till now for holding the elections. Dr. Siddiq has welcomed the expected role of the European Union for monitoring the coming elections, affirming the government readiness to do its best for making a success this role. Sudan and the European Union are expected to sign in the coming days a memo of understanding pertinent to the technical and executive aspects on participation of the European Union in monitoring the coming elections. It is to be recalled that Sudan has invited several countries and organizations to participate in monitoring the elections. MO/MO