Al-Burhan meets with Erdogan in Turkey
The head of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, leading a high-profile delegation along, arrived at the Turkish capital of Ankara where he met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Recep Tayyib Erdogan held their meeting behind closed doors at the Presidential compound in Turkey Thursday evening.
The meeting discussed the bilateral affairs between the two countries, and cooperation details concerning issues of common interest both locally and internationally.
The Turkish president welcomed the al-Burhan’s visit and assured his willingness to strengthen the long historical bond between the two countries.
In turn, al-Burhan thanked the Turkish president for the warm reception and noted that Sudan is eager to develop and achieve the common interests shared between both Sudan and Turkey.
Accompanying the Sudanese president of the sovereignty council in his high-profile delegation are Lieutenant General Yassin Ibrahim, Foreign Affairs Minister Maryam al-Mahdi, Minister of Finance Jibreel Ibrahim, Minister of Agriculture Tahir Ismail al-Harbi, and other Sudanese government officials.
Al-Burhan’s visit to Turkey is considered his first as the head of the sovereignty council, and follows a previous visit made by his first deputy at the sovereignty council, Lt. Gen. Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo.
Sudanese-Turkish relations have blossomed following the ouster of former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir in the 2019 uprisings.
The two countries had signed cooperation agreements in various economic, developmental and educational fields.