The First Vice-President of Sudan, Ali Osman Taha, has renewed his country’s commitment to fully liberate every inch of the Sudanese borders, and to firmly defend it against aggression which he deemed a moral and constitutional obligation to preserve the country’s sovereignty and dignity.
In his address to the Council of States on May 1st, Taha stated that, “The liberation of Sudanese lands requires a strategic plan through the mobilization of political, economic and diplomatic support.”
Taha called on the Council of States to continue to mobilize public opinion in their respective states and lead the process of strengthening national unity.
The First Vice-President denied his country’s desire for war and aggression, and referred to their efforts to gain international support with respect to the aggression they have faced since the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM) attacked Heglig. He valued the role of organizations and countries that have supported Sudan’s position with regard to dealing with the southern state. Taha added, “Now we go into a battle to clarify our rights and mobilize international support in this arena.”