Press Bulletin of the Embassy of the Russian Federation/

 

03-02-2005

Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov Talks to Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Mustafa Osman Ismail by Telephone

A telephone conversation took place on February 3 between Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Sudan Mustafa Osman Ismail at his initiative. During the conversation, issues related to advancing a political settlement in Sudan, in particular, normalizing the situation in the western Sudanese province of Darfur, were discussed.

There was affirmed on the Russian side the need for the Government of Sudan and Darfur rebels alike to strictly meet the obligations assumed in line with the accords reached in Abuja, primarily the cease-fire agreement, while constructively cooperating with the UN and the African Union.

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