By Buhram Abdel-Men'em
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AA) - Sudan’s Sovereign Council on Thursday hailed Turkiye's supportive stance toward the country and its keenness to strengthen ties between Ankara and Khartoum.
The council issued a statement saying its member Ibrahim Jaber met earlier in the day with Turkish Ambassador to Sudan Irfan Neziroglu and discussed developing and strengthening bilateral relations between their two countries.
Neziroglu briefed Jaber on the outcome of the third Turkish-African Partnership Summit held in Istanbul in December and its effect on developing political, economic, social and cultural ties between Turkiye and the African states.
Neziroglu also said that one million doses of coronavirus vaccines will be donated to Sudan in the coming days out of the 15 million doses pledged recently by Turkiye to the African continent.
Relations between the two countries have developed since 2002, when the Justice and Development (AK) Party in Turkiye took power with a view to strengthening ties with African nations.
Since then, Turkiye and Sudan have signed bilateral agreements in many fields and sectors, including education, agriculture, commerce, mining, health services and energy.
*Writing by Ahmed Asmar