asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Anglo-Sudanese relations.
We have had a long and friendly relationship with the Sudan for many years. My visit to Sudan from 29 April to 1 May was warmly welcomed by the Sudanese authorities as the first visit by a western Minister since the takeover led by General Sowar el Dahab. It enabled me to have valuable meetings with members of the Transitional Military Council, the Council of Ministers and leading politicians. I was able to assure them of our continuing support for the stability and prosperity of Sudan.