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Saudi State Minister Meets Sudanese Officials in Khartoum

Saudi State Minister Meets Sudanese Officials in Khartoum

Wednesday, 17 February, 2021 - 11:45
Saudi Minister of State for African Affairs Ambassador Ahmed Kattan. (SPA)

Saudi Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed Kattan has made a short visit to Sudan where he discussed with Sudanese officials the bilateral relations.

Kattan said the visit comes in implementation of the directives of King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

He explained that the meetings aimed to strengthen bilateral relations, stressing the importance of developing economic ties with Sudan, especially investment projects.

Kattan noted that the two countries will exchange further visits.

The Sudanese Foreign Ministry issued a press release saying Kattan met with the head of the Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, Foreign Minister Maryam al-Mahdi, and Finance Minister Gibril Ibrahim.

Ibrahim said he discussed with the Saudi official establishing strategic projects that help cover the agricultural needs of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region.

They also discussed implementing giant oil and gas projects to help build strategic partnerships.

The minister explained that the meeting addressed developing the relations between the two countries to help build strategic partnerships with the Kingdom, especially in the economic sector.

They also talked about developing the Sudanese investment law and removing obstacles that prevent the establishment of joint investment projects.

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