Oman and Sudan are looking forward to strengthening their cooperation in the parliamentary arena. This was discussed at a meeting in Khartoum between H E Dr Yahya bin Mahfoudh al Mantheri, chairman of the State Council and Dr Omar Suleiman Waneis, president of Sudan’s Council of States.
H E Dr Mantheri is in Sudan with a delegation to further relations between the two countries. Dr Waneis welcomed the delegation and expressed his pleasure that the visit coincided with the celebrations of the Sudanese Independence Day.
Dr Waneis said that the Council of States is looking forward to deepening its cooperation with the State Council through exchange of knowledge and sharing of experience. H E Dr Mantheri also appreciated the warm hospitality accorded and underscored sultanate’s keenness to widen its scope of cooperation in several promising aspects.
He also said that the Shura march in the sultanate has witnessed remarkable developments since the beginning of the Blessed Renaissance led by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and pointed out that within the Council of Oman – both the State Council and Majlis A’Shura play an important role in national action through the exercise of its powers and competencies.
Later, the Omani delegation also met the speaker of the National Assembly, Prof Ibrahim Ahmed Omar at the council headquarters in Omdurman. During the meeting, both sides reviewed the relations between the countries and exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues of common concern.
H E Dr Mantheri also met the Sudanese Foreign Minister, Al Dardiri Mohamed Ahmed. During the meeting, he also reviewed the strong relations between the sultanate and Sudan and discussed ways to enhance it.
The Sudanese Foreign Minister stressed on the importance of the visit in opening new avenues of cooperation between the two countries. He also hailed the vital role the sultanate plays in serving the Arab and Islamic nations and its efforts to maintain security and stability within the region.
The Omani delegation also visited the National Museum of Sudan. The building and its surrounding gardens house the largest and most comprehensive Nubian archaeological collection in the world including objects from the paleolithic through to the Islamic period originating from every site of importance in Sudan.