Khartoum unhappy with EU role in Sudan, minister (28/12/2011)
(Sudan Tribune) The Sudanese government has conveyed its dissatisfaction with the role played by the European Union (EU) in the country to its outgoing Ambassador in Khartoum. During talks held in the Sudanese capital, Sudan's Foreign Minister Ali Karti informed Ambassador Carlo De Filippi, the head of the EU delegation to Sudan, that Khartoum was interested in improving its relations with the EU in all fields. However, the Sudanese minister told De Filippi that Khartoum views the role played by the EU towards Sudan as less than desired and expected. Despite considerable improvement in the relations between the EU and Sudan as of the 1999s and after the singing of the 2005 peace deal with South Sudan, Khartoum complains that it has been denied access to hundreds of millions in Euros due to its refusal to ratify the Cotonou Statute, which refers to cooperation with the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Source: (Sudan Tribune dated 28th December 2011)