Sudan President in UAE to Discuss Cooperation, Bilateral Ties

President Al Bashir of Sudan visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday to step up brotherly ties and enhance all-round cooperation,

Al Bashir met with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and discussed issues of common concern.

The two sides reviewed “the challenges facing the region, especially extremism, terrorism and regional interventions aimed at destabilizing the region and undermining the process of building and development, as well as discussing the most effective ways to combat terrorist organizations and their sources of funding.”

The Sudanese president and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince also discussed the latest developments on the regional and international arenas.

During the meeting, they discussed the distinguished “brotherly relations” between the two countries and their cooperation in various political, economic and developmental aspects and ways to develop this cooperation for a broader and more welcoming horizon.

The UAE and Sudan are both part of a Saudi-led pan-Arab military coalition which has been fighting Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen since March 26 2015.

The coalition supports Yemen’s internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.