Khartoum, 4 November 2022 (TDI): The President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of Sudan, General Abdel Al-Fattah Al-Burhan met with the Defense Minister of Somalia, Abdikadir Mohamed Nur.

The Defense Minister of Sudan, General Yassin Ibrahim, was also present during the meeting. The meeting took place on Thursday.

The agenda of the meeting was to discuss the prospects of growing bilateral relations between both countries and ways to enhance them.

During the meeting, Al-Burhan expressed his best wishes to the Somalian government. He affirmed that peace, stability, and sustainable development will be realized in Somalia.

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He further enunciated that both governments should work together to combat terrorism. Only unified efforts can control regional and cross-border crimes, he added.

The Sovereignty Council’s President stated that Sudan always supports the legitimacy of Somalia. He assured his cooperation in all fields. For his part, the Somalian Defence Minister briefed Al-Burhan on various developmental projects being conducted in the country.

Al-Gader also exchanged experiences in the security and military fields between the two countries. He declared the meeting a success.

He added that all proposed plans and programs related to training and rehabilitation were reviewed in detail during the meeting.

The Minister discussed the technical and logistical support to serve the interests and aspirations of the people of the two countries. He has described the Sudanese-Somali relations as a firm, historic and deeply-rooted.

Bilateral relations between Sudan and Somalia

Both countries generally enjoy good relations. They have signed various agreements to strengthen their relations. Somalia has an Embassy in the capital of Sudan, Khartoum, similarly, Sudan has an Embassy in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

The agreements include cooperation to promote the growth and development of pilot projects and initiatives in irrigation, agriculture, and industry.

In the past, Sudan has also extended humanitarian efforts to end the horrible extreme drought in Somalia to prevent deadly starvation.