Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Amb. Monica Juma has applauded the Government and the people of the Republic of Sudan following the lifting of international sanctions against their country by the United States of America.
PS Juma who is currently in the Sudan to attend the African Union Strategic Consultative Peace and Security meeting that started on October 8, 2017, attributed much of the peace and security challenges in Horn of Africa to state fragility.
“I urge for protection and deepening of democracy, enhanced state effectiveness and shared regional vision and prosperity in order to insulate from violent extremism as some of the imperatives to be considered to reverse state fragility in the region,” she said.
During a bilateral meeting with Sudan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, she briefed the Minister of Kenya’s forthcoming elections and the challenges on the proposed amendments to the electoral law before the repeat polls.
The two officials agreed to enhance cooperation both at the political and economic levels. They also agreed to organise a meeting soon for political consultations and explore more ways of enhancing cooperation between the two countries.
Prof Ghandour congratulated Kenya and in particular President Uhuru Kenyatta for respecting the verdict of the Supreme Court saying these gesture had elevated Kenya’s democratic credentials.
The PS also paid a courtesy on her counterpart Amb. Abdul Khan Al Kareem, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Sudan.