At the end of a joint ministerial meeting between Sudan and Kenya, the Sudanese Foreign Minister, Dr Mansour, warned "foreign powers" not to interfere in the affairs of the Horn of Africa.
At the end of a joint ministerial meeting between Sudan and Kenya, the Sudanese Foreign Minister, Dr Mansour, warned "foreign powers" not to interfere in the affairs of the Horn of Africa. Dr Khalid was in Nairobi for three days of talks with Kenyan officials discussing the need for further cooperation between the two countries:
Djibouti, which lies between Ethiopia and Somalia on the Red Sea Coast, gets its independence from France on June 27th. Ethiopia and Somalia both have rival claims on Djibouti and three weeks ago tension in the area was increased when a rail line connecting Ethiopia with Djibouti was blown up, preventing Ethiopia access to the sea. President Ja'afar al Wimeity of Sudan said last month that Soviet influence in Ethiopia posed a serious threat to the area.
SYNOPSIS: At a public ceremony at the end of the talks the Sudanese Foreign Minister signed a series of bilateral commercial agreements with Kenyan officials. Afterwards, the officials of both countries turned their attention to the affairs of Africa. Later, Kenyan Foreign Minister. Dr Munwua Waiyaki and Dr Khalid warned against any big power involvement in the continent specially in the area known as the Horn of Africa which includes Djibouti.