Saudi Arabia would sign a number of defence and economic cooperation agreements with Sudan pledging more investments to raise trade exchange between the two countries, said Saudi Ambassador to Khartoum Ali Hassan Ja’afar on Sunday.
In press statements on Sunday, Ja’afar said Riyadh would sign economic and defense agreements with Sudan soon, adding these agreements would include “unlimited Saudi investments” to increase the trade exchange between the two countries.
It is noteworthy that Saudi Arabia is the largest Arab investor in Sudan with more than 590 projects.
In 2016, Saudi investments in Sudan increased to $15bn compared to $11bn in 2015.
The Saudi ambassador underlined his country is enjoying its best-ever relationship with Sudan despite the tendentious attempts carried out by some to poison these ties.
“It is strong and deeply rooted relations and it would witness significant developments on popular and official levels during the next period,” he said.
He pointed out that the recent Tweets carrying insults to Sudan which have been attributed to Saud al-Qahtani, a media advisor to the royal court, are untrue and fabricated.
He added these Tweets were part of an organized campaign that aims to harm the Sudanese-Saudi relations.
Last October, President Omer al-Bashir thanked Saudi Arabia and UAE for their strong support to the lift of 20-year U.S. economic embargo. The two countries vowed to continue supporting Sudan removal from the list of countries supporting terrorism.