Foreign Minister Hails Sudanese-Spanish Relations
Khartoum – Meetings of the Political Consultation Committee between Sudan and Spain kicked off yesterday in Khartoum, with the Sudanese side chaired by Ambassador Omer Mohamed Ahmed Siddiq, Director General of Bilateral Relations at Sudan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Spanish side led by Juan Gonzalez, Director of Africa at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Talks between the two sides focused on bilateral relations between the two countries and means and ways for their further enhancement. The Spanish delegation was briefed on the domestic developments with a focus on Southern Kordofan and Nuba Mountains as well as relations with South Sudan.
The two sides also exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual concern and they are expected to sign minutes of their meetings and a joint communiqué.
Meanwhile, Undersecretary of Sudan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Rahamtullah Mohamed Osman, met yesterday with Gonzalez where he expressed his satisfaction over the performance of the Mechanism between Sudan and Spain, urging the establishment of mechanism for cooperation in other areas and also stressed the need for exchange of visits between the two countries.
Osman also called for increase of Spanish investments in the area of agriculture, mining and infrastructure in the Sudan.
Gonzales said cooperation between Sudan and Spain stand on strong foundation, adding that his country is keen to increase cooperation with Sudan due to its location and the huge natural resources.
By Mohamed Abdullah, 10/04/2012