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Sudan’s Bashir to Visit Kuwait, Qatar

Sudan’s Bashir to Visit Kuwait, Qatar

Sunday, 22 October, 2017 - 05:30
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. (Reuters)

President of Sudan Omar al-Basjir will head to Kuwait on an official two-day visit as part of a regional tour that also takes him to Qatar.

This will mark the first time he visits the Gulf state since the eruption of the crisis with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.

Bashir is expected to discuss bilateral ties, efforts to achieve peace and rebuild Sudan during his tour.

In Kuwait, he is scheduled to hold talks with Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah and in Qatar he is set to meet with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, reported the Sudan News Agency (SUNA).

Discussions will focus on regional developments and issues of common interest, added SUNA.

Since the eruption of the crisis with Qatar, Bashir had voiced his support for the Kuwait initiative aimed at resolving it.

He had pledged to exert efforts to end the crisis through peaceful means and within the Gulf fold.

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