Editorial: Towards Balanced International Relations

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received the President of the Sudanese Sovereign Council as well as the Prime Minister on their first joint foreign visit.
The King held formal talks with Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and Abdalla Hamdok and wished Sudan continued stability and prosperity, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
Al-Burhan and Hamdok were visiting Saudi Arabia as part of a Gulf tour that will also include a visit to the UAE.
The Sudanese top officials expressed Sudan’s pride vis-a-vis the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s stances with Sudan and keenness on its security and stability.
They reviewed the fraternal ties between the two countries and peoples, as well as ways of enhancing and developing cooperation in various fields.
Needless; to emphasize the importance of the tour by the top leaders of the transitional government to attract the regional and international support to make the political transformation in Sudan successful.
But what is more important that the moves are according to studied foreign policy far from the polarization and the tug of war among the regional axes which was the trend of the ousted regime.
Sudan has lost a lot during the ruling of the NCP due to the negligence of the role of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and replacing it with other sovereign institutions represented by the so-called palace diplomacy which is responsible for the relations with Gulf States and the diplomacy of the BRICS which was dealing with Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa relations.
It is high time to bring back the dossier of the foreign relations to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs without any political intervention, to enable the ministry adapt a balanced international relations with clear goals to deal with other countries according to the mutual interests .
The visit of Al-Burhan and Hamdok to Abu Dhabi is expected to be followed by a visit to Doha aiming at creating balanced relations with Gulf States during, at least, the transitional period.
The current circumstances might help the government to adapt balanced foreign relations far from the axes.

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