El Geneina, July 24 (SUNA) - The Vice-President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, and his accompanying delegation, got assured during their visit today to El Geneina Town Stadium on its readiness to receive Peace Cultural and Sports Festival that is to be held under the slogan “Darfur Recovers from El Geneina” in the coming days.

The upcoming Al Salam (Peace) Sports Tournament begins with matches between the two football teams of El Geneina and Zalingei and ends with a match between Sudanese summit teams of Al Hilal and Al Marreikh soccer clubs.

 The tournament will also be attended by a number of dramatists and artists.

Daglo got reassured on the readiness of the stadium to receive this great event, which embodies national unity and tolerance through sport that is a bridge of communication among all the Sudanese people.

Daglo expressed happiness with the efforts made, stressing the importance of sports in reunification and doing away with regionalism and extremism.

 The Vice-President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council expressed hope that this event would succeed to be extended to all states of Sudan to contribute to closing the doors before conflicts and problems and opening ones to tolerance and rapprochement, through sports, culture and arts, stressing that their return to El Geneina is to spread peace and return of the displaced to their villages of origin, and to follow up the results of reconciliations which have been concluded.

For their part, members of the Local Football Association in West Darfur State expressed their thanks and appreciation to the Vice-President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council for his interest in conducting tribal reconciliations in the state, and for his contribution to the return of the displaced to their villages.

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