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FVP Meets Norwegian Minister of International Development

Staff Writer

First Vice President of the Transitional Sovereign Council, 1st Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Daglo received yesterday, in his office at the Republican Palace, the Norwegian Minister of International Development, Mr. Dag-Inge Ulstein.

Mr. Dag-Inge Ulstein said in press statements that he discussed with the FVP the efforts exerted to reform some sectors and the arrangements of the Sudanese government to prepare for the upcoming elections, pointing out to the efforts exerted by his government within its membership in Troika to write-off Sudan foreign debts.

He expressed appreciation for the efforts of the transitional government to achieve peace and the democratic transformation process besides economic development.

He added that his visit to Sudan comes within the frame of the distinguished relations between Norway and Sudan, pointing out his country’s support to Sudan and exerting all efforts to boost these relations.

“Today we provided an additional financial contribution to the Supporting Families program,” the Norwegian Minister said.

He hailed the Sudanese government efforts and the local communities in hosting the refugees, adding that he visited Um Rakuba camp in Gedaref and inspected the situation, expressing appreciation to Sudan for hosting the refugees.

Mr. Dag-Inge Ulstein emphasized the importance of joint efforts between the government and the civil society organizations besides youth to confront the obstacles.

He added that he met with university students in a discussion session which fruitful and full of good ideas, calling for more cooperation and cohesion.

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