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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

President Omar Al-Bashir inaugurated for another five year term as President of the Sudan

(Medeshi)- President Omar Al-Bashir inaugurated for another five year term as President of the Sudan

President Omar Al-Bashir was inaugurated again for another five year term as President of the Sudan on Tuesday (June 2) at the National Assembly in Khartoum.
The ceremony was attended by the Presidents of Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe as well as Prime Minister Hailemariam of Ethiopia and representatives of more than 40 states and governments and regional and international organizations. In a speech at the swearing-in ceremony, President Al-Bashir reiterated his commitment and determination to serve the people of Sudan, and he dedicated his new mandate to the preservation of national unity.
Bashir further reiterated his commitment to the national dialogue process that he launched in December 2013 and called to the holdout forces from the opposition and rebel groups to join it. He said the Government had finalized “the arrangements and identified mechanisms of the comprehensive national dialogue with its political and social tracks for which we called all people last year.” He added that the “national dialogue” would begin in the coming days. He also renewed a general amnesty for armed groups who “"truly desire to return and participate in dialogue”.
The President underlined his determination to continue to intensify efforts to deal with corruption and said that Sudan would seek “God willing, and with an open heart, to continue dialogue with Western countries in order for relations to return to normal.” After the inauguration ceremony, the Sudanese President hosted a luncheon at the Presidential Palace in honor of his African and Arab visitors.
-Source : MoFA