In Summary
  • It was the first visit by a government official to the town in conflict wracked South Kordofan state in nearly a decade.
  • Hamdok's visit comes as Sudan's transitional government is talking with rebel groups over a possible peace deal in South Kordofan, neighbouring Blue Nile and the Darfur states.
  • Hamdok's government is engaged in talks with rebel groups and the two sides held negotiations last month in South Sudan's capital Juba.

Khartoum,

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok Thursday vowed to achieve peace in Sudan's war zones as he visited rebel stronghold Kauda.

"This is a great chance to show our people in Kauda and across the world that their transitional government is working hard to achieve comprehensive justice and peace," Hamdok said on Twitter.

It was the first visit by a government official to the town in conflict wracked South Kordofan state in nearly a decade.

Armed rebels for years fought troops deployed by now toppled autocrat Omar al-Bashir.

VISIT HISTORIC

Hamdok's visit comes as Sudan's transitional government is talking with rebel groups over a possible peace deal in South Kordofan, neighbouring Blue Nile and the Darfur states.

He said Khartoum's new authorities were working towards providing "more aid to areas that are affected by wars and were marginalised for decades".

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