Sudanese, Ugandan leaders hold business, security talks
Visiting Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on Monday held business and security talks in Uganda.
The two leaders in a communique issued after the talks in Entebbe, 40 km south of the Ugandan capital Kampala, agreed to convene a Joint Investment Conference in Khartoum to showcase trade and investment opportunities in both countries.
They agreed that Sudan's Tarco Airlines should start direct flights between Khartoum and Entebbe, which would greatly improve connectivity between the two countries and promote trade, tourism and investment.
On regional security, the two leaders said there is need for a regional-led initiative to find a lasting solution to the South Sudan crisis.
"They undertook to intensify efforts, bilaterally and within the Intergovernmental Authority on Development and African Union frameworks towards finding a lasting political solution through an all-inclusive National Dialogue," the communique said.
On the situation in Somalia, they called upon the international community to support the building of the country's institutions, especially in the security sector to enable the government to deal with the militants.
The Sudanese president will end his two-day visit to Uganda on Tuesday. Enditem