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Gargash Meets Hemedti, Pledges UAE Support for Sudan

Gargash Meets Hemedti, Pledges UAE Support for Sudan

Tuesday, 14 January, 2020 - 14:15
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash speaks during a press conference in the UAE (AP)
Khartoum- Mohammed Amin Yassine

The United Arab Emirates has stressed its full commitment to support Sudan’s development projects. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash arrived on Monday to Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, in a two-day visit.

Gargash met with Deputy Head of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, commonly known as “Hemedti”, along with a number of ministers in the transitional government. He said his country is aware of the current conditions Sudan is going through, stressing the necessity of joining efforts of friendly and brotherly countries to support it during this stage.

Following his talks with Sudanese Finance Minister Ibrahim el-Badawi, Gargash affirmed the UAE government’s persistence to develop relations with Sudan.

“The UAE is fully committed to Sudan’s success and to its economic and regional take-off to be able to play its natural role as one of the biggest and most important Arab countries,” Gargash told reporters.

He pointed to the firm historical ties and common interests between the UAE and Sudan, especially their geostrategic and economic relations.

The UAE Minister said his visit comes as part of a series of exchanged visits between officials from both countries to discuss various economic and political issues. He is scheduled to meet a large number of Sudanese officials to discuss means of bolstering bilateral cooperation. He also expressed pride in the Sudanese community in the UAE, which amounts to about 100,000 people, praising their contributions to his country’s experience. Badawi, for his part, said Gargash’s visit comes in the framework of UAE officials’ interest in supporting the great transformation in Sudan, adding that their meeting tackled developments of relations and means of cooperation in various fields.

Gargash also held talks with Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador al-Siddiq Abdul-Aziz, tackling means of boosting bilateral relations. According to the foreign ministry, the two sides discussed regional and international issues of common concern and developments in the Arab and North African regions.

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