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Gargash Reaffirms UAE Support for Sudan

Gargash Reaffirms UAE Support for Sudan

Wednesday, 15 January, 2020 - 09:45
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash speaks during a press conference in the UAE (AP)
Khartoum – Mohammad Amin Yassin

Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said that his country is committed to providing political support to Sudan and its people, calling for “the formation of an alliance aimed at strengthening the positive vision based on providing opportunities for comprehensive development and tolerance.”

During his visit to Khartoum, Gargash discussed ways of strengthening bilateral cooperation between the UAE and Sudan and providing support to the Sudanese government.

Gargash met with several senior Sudanese officials, including Lt. General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan Abdulrahman, Chairman of the Sovereign Council; Major General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, First Deputy Chairman of the Sovereign Council; Dr. Abdullah Hamdouk, Prime Minister of Sudan; Dr. Omar Bashir Manis, Minister of Cabinet Affairs; Dr. Ibrahim Ahmed Al Badawi, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, and Madani Abbasi Madani, Minister of Industry and Trade.

The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs also met with a number of ministers in the economic sector and Dr. Al Siddiq Abdulaziz Abdullah, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Gargash’s talks focused on the overall bilateral relations between the two countries and ways of developing them to achieve the interests of the Sudanese people.

The talks also highlighted UAE’s keenness to strengthen its economic relations and trade cooperation with Sudan, including in the areas of food security, energy, and infrastructure.

Gargash affirmed the UAE’s interest in Sudan’s stability to achieve prosperity for its people and maintain peace and security.

In related press statements, Gargash said that the visit was positive and fruitful, stressing that Sudan is currently on the right path to becoming a success story and a model for the rest of the region.

He then pointed out that during his meetings, he felt the appreciation for the UAE's support for Sudan during its transitional period.

Gargash stressed that the UAE is committed to providing political support to Sudan and its people, adding that they must form an alliance of hope and optimism in the region to promote a positive vision based on creating opportunities for development and tolerance.

He also reiterated the UAE's support for efforts to maintain security in Sudan and protect the independence and stability of its state institutions.

The UAE is working with the Sudanese leadership to ensure the success of the country’s current transitional period, Gargash said in conclusion.

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