European Union Ambassador: Stability in Darfur is stability for all Sudan and the region

By Delegation of the European Union to Sudan

H.E. Prof. Ibrahim Ahmed Omer, Speaker of the Sudanese National Assembly received at his office in Omdurman this morning H.E. Ambassador Tomas Ulicny, Head of Delegation of the European Union. At the meeting, the European Union Ambassador briefed the Speaker about the progress in the Sudanese European relations and the importance of parliamentary diplomacy in strengthening this progress. Prof. Ibrahim Ahmed Omer informed about the expected parliamentary visits from Germany and the United Kingdom.

At the end of the meeting, the European Union Ambassador informed the press that he explained to the speaker that the European Union development assistance is in line with the Sudanese priorities especially in the areas of education, health, water management and agriculture. The European Union Ambassador added that the European Union is implementing 67 development and humanitarian projects worth 150 million Euros implemented by local and international organizations.

Ambassador Tomas Ulicny noted the efforts by the Sudanese National Assembly to strengthen laws on irregular migration, smuggling, human trafficking, the status of long term migrants, and combating radicalization. Ambassador Tomas said that establishing good neighborly relations with South Sudan is key to peace in Darfur which is key to the stability of Sudan and the region.