INTRODUCTION: The 2nd opening of the Socialist Union Meeting, the country's ruling party, took place in Sudan last Monday (24 January).
INTRODUCTION: The 2nd opening of the Socialist Union Meeting, the country's ruling party, took place in Sudan last Monday (24 January). President Ja'afar al-Nimeiry, who is Secretary General of the party, officiated over the ceremony.
SYNOPSIS: President Nimeiry received an enthusiastic reception at the opening. The meeting was held at the Friendship Hall, in Khartoum. The Sudanese Socialist Union, Which was founded in 1972, is the country's only recognized political party.
Outside the hall crowds gathered to greet the President. A carnival was also organized to celebrate the occasion. During the meeting President Nimeiry called for further foreign investment, urging everyone to encourage more trade ventures within the nation. Colourful floats and dancers paraded before the President to commemorate the occasion.
President Nimeiry accepted a second term in office after it was approved by the Socialist Union.