Sudan Participates in meetings of Ottawa Treaty on Prohibition of Mines in Oslo

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Minister of Defense Lt. Gen. Jamal  Omar,  head  Sudan delegation taking part in  the fourth round of  meetings of member states of  the Convention on Prohibition of Use, Stockpiling ,  Production  and Transfer  of Anti-Personnel Mines and their  Destruction  hosted by Norwegian capital, Oslo.

Addressing  the moratorium, the Minister of Defense affirmed  Sudan commitment  with terms of  the  treaty  and coordination  with the partners , donors and UN in mine combating program.

He  indicated  to political and financial support   the government provides  for the program, stressing  Sudan  encouragement  to  efforts being   made  by  the  National Center for Combating Mine  that yielded clearance  of a number of registered areas in the country .

Director-General of the National Center for Combating Mines, Brig. Amir Abdul-Sadiq  reviewed   during the sittings  Sudan’s plan  to clear  the dangerous registered  zones , referring  to the Center endeavors  that gave fruit of announcing  some zones in East  Sudan free of mine in addition to  plan  set to be implemented  for clearing  other zones  in States  of Blue Nile and South Kordofan.


Source: SUNA

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