Anakara, 13 August 2021 (TDI): On Thursday the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan affirmed his state’s commitment towards the brotherly people and the Government of Sudan and expressed his wish to maintain good relations with them.
Erdogan delivered this statement in a joint press conference on the occasion of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council Chairman Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan’s visit to Turkey.
“Sudan is a brotherly country with which Turkey enjoys outstanding cultural and humanitarian ties,” commented Erdogan adding that Al-Burhan’s visit would mark a new era in the bilateral relations of the two states. He recalled Turkey’s support for Sudan while it was suffering from sanctions. In addition, he recalled his visits to the state, as the Prime Minister in 2006 and as the President in 2017.
Praising the leadership of Al-Burhan and the transitional government for assuming position during uncertain and pressing times, Erdogan assured his state’s support for the people and the state of Sudan and to further bolster relations with the same.
The Turkish President mentioned that his government had diligently been following the Sudanese achievements in the sectors of commerce and finance and they believed that this nation would recover from the challenges that had marred progress for years. Commending the people of Sudan, the president stated that they possessed the acumen, muscle and unity that were required for this.
The two sides also discussed the regional challenges. Over the latest tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia, Erdogan suggested solving it by way of dialogue and consensus.
The President of Turkey expressed his gratitude to his Sudanese counterpart for paying a ‘historic’ visit to his state.
Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council, Al-Burhan also touched on the long-standing ties that the two states shared. “Turkey has always stood by Sudan,” stated Al-Burhan while adding that if Sudan continued to have the help of such ‘sincere’ friends as Turkey, his state would come out successful in its process of transformation.