Veteran Sudan Islamist meets Morsi
05 April 2013, 16:34
Khartoum - The "revolutionary" regime of Egyptian
President Mohamed Morsi should foster tighter ties between its people and those
of neighbouring Sudan, veteran Islamist Hassan al-Turabi said on Friday.
Speaking after he and other political party figures met the
visiting Islamist leader, Turabi said grassroots links must be developed
because Morsi's regime "is a popular government elected by the people".
"The people should be linked with the people. It's more
lasting than a government with a government, especially one which is
revolutionary and one which is a dictatorship," he told AFP, using the
latter term to describe the 24-year regime of President Omar al-Bashir.
Morsi, a former Muslim Brotherhood leader, assumed office
last June after a popular uprising toppled long-time president Hosni Mubarak in
2011 as part of the Arab Spring uprisings in the region.
He is on the final day of his first visit to Sudan, which
Egypt jointly ruled with Britain until 1956.