Sudan hopes for successful AU summit in Libya

Monday, June 29, 2009

Khartoum - Sudanese Presidential Adviser and Secretary of External Relations at the National Congress, Mustafa Osman Ismail has expressed the hope that the upcoming African Union (AU) Summit in Sirte, Libya, will achieve remarkable success.

On Sunday, he said the three-day summit, which will take place on Wednesday, was being convened under an important turning point represented in the existence of a new United States administration that bears aspects of change in American policy toward the region.

Dr Ismail said the summit would tackle issues relating to solving the problems that are crippling Africa economically, politically and culturally.

Noting that that the summit was also convening amid an international economic crisis, he hoped that it would lay down the basis for a genuine partnership that would benefit all African states.

He indicated that the summit would also be hearing reports on the situation in Sudan through the Sudanese files which would be exposed by the African Security and Peace Council and the committee of African wise leaders and the Africa stance toward the International Criminal Court (ICC).