Sudan – Saudi Arabia : Riyadh renews its trust in Omar al-Bashir’s professionally trained army

Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir addresses a rally of soldiers in the capital Khartoum. Photo : REUTERS

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday received in Khartoum Saudi Arabia’s military Chief of Staff, Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, who is currently visiting Khartoum.

“The security of the two Holy Mosques is a red line, and what Sudan is doing is a sacred and moral duty,” al-Bashir was quoted as saying.

“The Sudanese Armed Forces will remain in the alliance according to the commitment between the two countries,” he added.

Al-Bashir vowed to enhance and reactivate cooperation of all fields between Sudan and Saudi Arabia, including training sessions, joint projects and joint military maneuvers, the report said.

The Saudi chief of staff arrived in Khartoum on Monday, leading a high-level military delegation to attend conclusion of Sudanese army’s military exercise dubbed “Nusrat Al-Haq” (defending the truth) on the Red Sea coast.

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