Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, held talks on Tuesday with Sudan’s two most senior leaders who are on the second stop of a Gulf tour chiefly designed to rehabilitate Khartoum’s relations with its Arab neighbors six months after the removal of dictator Omar Al Bashir.
Making their first foreign visit together, Chairman of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fatah Al Burhan and transitional Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok visited Saudi Arabia over the weekend before arriving in the United Arab Emirates on Monday.
The UAE’s official news agency, WAM, reported on Tuesday that the two Sudanese leaders Sheikh Mohammed met at the Sea Palace and discussed with “brotherly relations and co-operation between the two countries as well as a number of Arab and regional issues and developments.”
Sheikh Mohamed affirmed that the UAE will continue to stand by Sudan during and will support the Sudanese government and people on its development journey to attain growth, security and stability.
Sudan has long had close relations with Saudi Arabia and the Emirates, with the two regional heavyweights traditionally among Khartoum’s top investors and economic backers.