Eastern Sudan was a key topic at a meeting where members addressed other items such as the state of Somalia, and the need for development in the south to ensure Sudanese unity.
The Arab Ministerial
Committee on the Sudan has welcomed the initiative of Kuwait for hosting
an international conference for the reconstruction and development of
eastern Sudan, on the first and second of December and the efforts
exerted by the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Social and Economic Development.
Convening at the Arab League
(AL) Premises under the chairmanship of the league Secretary-General,
Amr Moussa the country welcomes the “the efforts of the Arab Fund for
Economic and Social Development and United Nations Development Programme
in this regard.”
In the statement it issued after its meeting of the day before, the committee praised the efforts devoted by the Islamic Bank for Development, Jeddah and the UNDP in cooperation and coordination with the Government of the Sudan for the perfect preparation for the conference. It further urged the Arab States, financial funds, commerce chambers and non-governmental organizations for positive participation in the conference and contribution to economic, reconstruction, development, poverty control, and provision of basic services in Eastern Sudan.
The committee stressed the importance of the AL positive and constructive
contribution to these efforts through international and recently
established mechanisms in whose activities it participates.
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