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Aboul Gheit receives the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Sudan

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Today, Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, received Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, the envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General to Sudan.

Gamal Rushdi, the official spokesman for the Secretary-General, stated that Aboul Gheit congratulated Mr. Lamamra on assuming his position, stressing his confidence in his capabilities and balanced relations with all parties in order to try to reach a solution to the Sudanese crisis.

The spokesman said that Aboul Gheit stressed during the interview the determinants that shape the position of the Arab League in the crisis in Sudan, most notably the necessity of stopping the war as soon as possible, preserving the lives of the Sudanese, the territorial integrity of Sudan, protecting national institutions, and also launching a comprehensive Sudanese national dialogue.

He added that Mr. Lamamra expressed his full understanding of those determinants governing the position of the Arab League, and for his part, he informed the Secretary-General of his vision for the assignment entrusted to him, which revolves around achieving the goals of converging the views of the active parties in Sudan, whether civilian or military, with the aim of stopping the outbreak of war and returning to a political process. Comprehensive to save the people of Sudan and the Sudanese state from the dangers that threaten it.

Last November, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment of former Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra as his personal envoy to Sudan.

A statement by the United Nations Integrated Mission to Support the Transitional Phase in Sudan (UNITAMS) said: “The Secretary-General appoints Ramadan Lamamra, from Algeria, as his personal envoy to Sudan.”

Lamamra succeeds German Volker Peretz, who resigned last September.

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