Sudan’s President of the Republic Omer Al Bashir has received an official invitation from his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to participate in the first Russian-African summit, set to be held in the Russian resort city of Sochi in October.
This came during his meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, envoy of the Russian President to Middle East and Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov, who arrived in the country as part of an African tour.
In a press statement Bogdanov said that the meeting was an opportunity to discuss all the issues on the bilateral agenda between the two countries, especially in the fields of political dialogue and coordination of common positions on regional and international issues.
“We are happy with the level of trust that Moscow and Khartoum have in international, regional and African matters,” Bogdanov said
He added,”We appreciate the balanced and objective position of Sudanese friends in these issues,” pointing out that the meeting discussed economic and trade cooperation between Sudan and Russia and other areas, especially in the field of training of Sudanese cadres in Russia.
Bogdanov arrived in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum late on Friday for talks with al-Bashir and Sudanese Foreign Minister Eldirdiri Mohamed Ahmed.