Sudan: The return back of a prominent official in the opposition
Sudan, Politics, 12/20/2000
Col. Bushri al-Fadel Azraq, one of the prominent Sudanese military opposition leaders has ended nine years of work outside the country. He returned back to Khartoum on Monday where he was welcomed by the Sudanese minister of state Mutrafi Sadiq.
The returning back col. had served in the army at the security department. He was responsible for the security of the eastern part of the country in 1989 when the " Salvation movement" carried out a military coupe. Col. Azraq full knowledge about that region served a lot the purposes of the military opposition.
The " Salvation regime" contained col. Bushri al-Fadel and he was appointed as a consul in London by the beginning of the 1990 s. But he split the Salvation regime and joined the opposition and became the official responsible for the opposition coalition or what is called in East Europe as " the legal leadership." And this was before he had slit once again in November and decided to return back ultimately to the country.
On the other hand, the Sudanese foreign minister Mustafa Othman Ismael unveiled that the British government informed Sudan that it had invited the leader of the Southern Sudan rebellions John Garang to visit London by the mid of December, noting that there are contacts between the two governments in this regard.
Ismael added that Britain said that it wants to know the various view points concerning the establishment of peace in southern Sudan so as to be able to play a role in this respect and that Khartoum had welcomed Garang's visit because of this very reason.
Ismael also stressed that there are contacts and efforts from the British government in order to make view points closer between Sudan and the US. he expressed his hope that the new US administration will deal logically and neutrally with Sudan.
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