Saudi Arabia and Sudan agreed on Tuesday on the need to develop relations and coordinate positions on issues of common interest on both regional and international levels. They stressed particular importance on coordinating efforts in ensu...
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Saudi Arabia and Sudan agreed on Tuesday on the need to develop relations and coordinate positions on issues of common interest on both regional and international levels.
They stressed particular importance on coordinating efforts in ensuring the security in the Red Sea.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan had arrived in Khartoum on Tuesday for talks with top Sudanese officials.
He held separate meetings with Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan, head of Sudan’s sovereign council, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and his Sudanese counterpart Omar Qamar al-Din.
Burhan stressed to Prince Faisal his country’s keenness on developing bilateral relations with Saudi Arabia in order to achieve their common interests.
He also expressed his country’s appreciation for the Kingdom’s support to Sudan in all fields, especially the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and during the recent flood crisis.
For his part, Prince Faisal underlined Riyadh’s keenness on bolstering bilateral relations and coordination with Khartoum in regional and international affairs. He stressed that Saudi Arabia supports Sudan’s removal from the United States’ list of state-sponsors of terrorism.
Moreover, he highlighted Sudan’s participation in the Arab coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen.
Hamdok, meanwhile, said Sudan was eager to regain its position as an effective regional and international partner in order to achieve regional security and stability.
He expressed his appreciation of Saudi Arabia’s constant support to Sudan during its transitional period and the humanitarian aid it provided to help it confront the pandemic and floods.