MoS Muraleedharan's visit is expected to give a new momentum to India-Sudan ties

Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan who is on a two-day (October 18-19) visit to Sudan on Monday called on First Lt Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Al Burhan, head of the Transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan and discussed ways to enhance mutual cooperation, while reaffirming India’s commitment to age old India-Sudan friendship.

Earlier, he had a fruitful and constructive discussion with Abdalla Hamdok, PM of the Transitional Government of Sudan.

“Discussions provided further strong impetus to our already existing strong ties. Reiterate our support for Sudan’s democratic transition and its development,” tweeted MoS Muraleedharan after the meeting.

The visiting Indian Minister also had a “constructive meeting” with Dr. Mariam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi, FM of Sudan and reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and deliberated on the ways to further broaden and deepen the ties.

India and Sudan enjoy warm, friendly and cordial relations. A number of Indian companies are operational in different sectors in Sudan.

Over the years, India has been at the forefront in capacity building of the youth of Sudan. A sizeable number of students from Sudan have been studying in institutions across India. India has deep-rooted cultural and people to people ties with Sudan.