Sudan's president to begin Gulf tour Sunday
Sunday 16th of July
KHARTOUM, July 16, (Xinhua) Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is to begin on Sunday a tour to Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, according to information minister."President al-Bashir will begin on Sunday a visit to Kuwait and the UAE to contain the Gulf crisis and boost the efforts of settlement within the Arab framework," said Sudan's Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman in a statement.
Meanwhile, official SUNA news agency, for its part, said that "President al-Bashir will on Monday leave for the UAE as part of a tour that will also take him to Saudi Arabia."It added that al-Bashir would meet with the UAE leadership to discuss bilateral ties and issues of mutual concern.
The agency further said that al-Bashir would arrive in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for a three-day visit to hold talks with King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.In the meantime, the Sudanese information ministry stressed the government's continued support for the Kuwaiti mediation.
"The government stands on one distance between the parties to the conflict and works with the brothers in the countries of the crisis and all friends and international partners to overcome this conflict and bring matters back to normal among the brothers in the Gulf States," the ministry noted.