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MOSCOW, October 19. /TASS/. Russia hopes that the successful completion of internal political processes in Sudan will help normalize the situation in the country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday at talks with Sudan’s Vice President Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman.
"We are closely following the developments in Sudan in the context of national dialogue launched on the initiative of the [Sudanese] president," Lavrov said. "We sincerely wish our Sudanese friends to successfully complete this process, including the adoption of the country’s constitution. We hope that this will allow to stabilize the political situation, normalize relations inside the country, strengthen state institutions, and guarantee rights and freedoms of all Sudanese people," he added.
According to Lavrov, Russia is ready to further provide the Moscow venue for the inter-Sudanese talks.
"We will continue active assistance to the African countries in solving the problems they are facing," Lavrov said. "Our efforts include the support of dialogue between Sudan and South Sudan."
Lavrov reminded that in early September Moscow hosted the talks between the foreign ministers of Sudan and South Sudan on normalization of relations between Khartoum and Juba.
"We are prepared to again provide the Moscow venue in the interests of the full normalization of relations with your neighbor in the framework of agreements approved by the African Union," Lavrov said.