Sudanese-Russian Economic Cooperation 


Sudan Events – Rehab Abdullah

The Sudanese Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Jibril Ibrahim, has stated that the Sudanese economy has deteriorated following the deliberate destruction of infrastructure and the cessation of production as a result of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) rebellion in mid-April, and the displacement of citizens from states affected by the war and the terrible violations committed against them by the militias.

The minister made the remarks during his meeting with the Russian Presidential Special Envoy to the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister in Moscow, Mikhail Bogdanov. The meeting discussed ways to revitalize joint cooperation between Sudan and Russia. The meeting also dealt with bilateral relations between the two countries, according to a press release by the Ministry of Finance and Economic planning on Tuesday.

It said Jibril has briefed the Russian official on the developments in the situation in Sudan, particularly the war taking place and the impacts of the war on the overall life in Sudan.

The meeting stressed the need to activate joint committees between the two countries and develop plans to advance economic relations between them to higher levels, it added.

It said Jibril praised the Russian role in many economic fields in Sudan through the work of Russian companies in the country that have qualitative experience in mining, oil and gas sectors exploitation. The Minister called for more Russian investments in these areas while emphasizing that all hurdles met would be handled to pave the way further for these investments.

On his part, the Russian side assured the strategy of the relationship with Sudan and its keenness on Sudan’s stability and territorial integrity.

He stressed the need to stop the war in Sudan and strive to reach a lasting peace that guarantees permanent security and stability in Sudan. He called for the activation of joint committees between the Sudanese and Russian governments, which would strengthen a strategic partnership that would allow for the continuation of Russian-Sudanese cooperation to achieve mutual benefits.

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