Mbeki, the former president of South Africa, seeks to meet in a two-day stretch with Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir and other officials, foreign ministry spokesman Al-Obeid Meruh said to AFP.
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“He is encouraging both sides to put proposals on the table on the key issues that have divided the countries,” said United States’ leading diplomat for Africa, Johnnie Carson. “While there has not been a full resumption of discussions between the two sides, things are being done,” Carson added.
“We want them to be done much faster, and with greater alacrity and commitment” he added.
The violence is said to have largely ended, although tensions are still high between military forces in the region.