President’s Sudan visit postponed
By Ilhaam Hoosain
18 June 2008
A scheduled visit by South African President Thabo Mbeki to Sudan for talks on peace efforts between Khartoum and southern former rebels has been postponed.
Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa say that the visit that was scheduled for Tueday the 17th and Thursday the 18th of June was in mutual agreement between the SA government and the Sudanese government been postponed.
“The visit will be rescheduled to a later date, which will be finalised through diplomatic channels,” says Mamoepa.
President Thabo Mbeki was supposed to meet with the Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir and Sudan’s Vice President Salva Kiir, in the context of South Africa’s chairmanship of Sudan’s post conflict reconstruction and development committee of the African Union.