Sudan: Khartoum announces delay of Libyan PM’s visit

KHARTOUM – Sudan Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday the delayed visit to Khartoum of the Prime Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez al-Sarraj, scheduled for Wednesday, due to security developments in Libya.

“Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour on Wednesday received a phone call from the Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Al-Tahir Siala who conveyed to him the current security developments in Libya since Tuesday,” said the foreign ministry in a statement on Wednesday.

“The disturbing security developments prevented the delegation from leaving today, and the Libyan foreign minister stressed his country’s willingness to embark upon the visit as soon as the current developments are overcome,” it added.

According to the statement, Ghandour expressed his understanding and monitoring of the developments in Libya, reiterating the President’s keenness on the Libyan prime minister’s visit together with his concern regarding the developments in Libya and his confidence that those developments and their consequences will soon be overcome.

The foreign ministry further reiterated Khartoum’s welcome of al-Sarraj’s visit soon and the date will be agreed upon via both countries’ foreign ministries.

The Libyan prime minister was scheduled to start a two-day visit to Sudan on Wednesday in order to meet Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh to boost bilateral ties.

Source: Angola Press News Agency