The President of the Republic of Sudan, Marshal Omar Hassen Al-Beshir, said that Eritrean-Sudanese relations which is based on people-to-people ties, is progressing on the right path. He made the remarks during an interview he conducted with Eri-Tv.
Asmara, 25 May 2012 –The President of the Republic of Sudan, Marshal Omar Hassen Al-Beshir, said that Eritrean-Sudanese relations which is based on people-to-people ties, is progressing on the right path. He made the remarks during an interview he conducted with Eri-Tv.
The President also gave extensive explanation regarding relations between both countries, developments in his country and the problem between the two Sudans, Eritrea’s reservations as regards the Naivasha Accord and Machakos Protocol vis-à-vis the realities revealed with time, as well as the objective situation in the Horn of Africa, among others.
President Al-Beshir further explained that the high-level Sudanese delegation’s visit to Eritrea is aimed at reinforcing ties between the two countries, as well as the regular consultation between both sides on regional and international issues. The President went on to underline that he positively assesses Sudanese-Eritrean relations and the mutual understanding reached by both sides.
As regards the Naivasha Accord, President Al-Beshir noted that it was conditioned by the then prevailing objective situation, and that the leadership of the Republic of Sudan has no regret for giving legal recognition to the Republic of South Sudan. He further pointed out that the SPLA is mainly accountable for the prevailing tension between the two Sudans though the conflict involves interference by external forces.
In connection with the presence of peacekeeping forces in Darfur, President Al-Beshir said that such a presence is futile and that it has become a burden to his country. The President also expressed deep impression with the colorful Eritrean Independence Day celebrations that witnessed popular participation. He also expressed satisfaction with the walk he took in the streets of Asmara in the company of President Isaias.
It is to be recalled that Marshal Omar Hassen Al-Beshir took part in the 21st Independence Day anniversary celebrations.