Nigeria to establish office in Southern Sudan ahead of Referendum

Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ahead of Sunday's referendum on Southern Sudan, Nigeria has announced plans to establish an ''interest office'' in Juba, the regional capital, to monitor the implementation of the referendum.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Martin Uhomoibhi, said the office would also monitor development
in Sudan during the referendum.

''Nigeria is interested in the Sudanese peace process, we are a major troop contributor to the UN Darfur peace keeping mission,'' the local media quoted him as saying.

Nigeria’s Ambassador to Sudan, Ahmed Sambo, died recently and has not been replaced.
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05 january 2011 10:09:36

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