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Ohood Al Roumi. UAE's Minister of State for Government Development and the Future, signing the strategic partnership between UAE and sudanese governments. Image Credit:

Dubai: The UAE and Republic of Sudan has forged a strategic partnership in government modernisation to enhance bilateral cooperation and share experiences and knowledge in various fields.

Dr Abdalla Hamdok, Prime Minister of Sudan, participated in the bilateral meetings held during the UAE delegation’s visit to Sudan. Dr Hamdok highlighted the long-lasting relation between the two countries and extended his appreciation to the UAE government for supporting Sudan and contributing to its full return to the international community.

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The Prime Minister of Sudan said the relations between the UAE and Sudan is witnessing a great development on all levels. “We aim to establish a strategic relationship based on joint cooperation between the two countries for the benefit of both nations,” he added.

Expanding cooperation

The UAE delegation to Sudan, headed by Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Government Development and the Future, discussed with Eng. Khaled Omar Youssef, Minister of Cabinet Affairs in the Republic of Sudan, the means to enhance bilateral relations, and opportunities to expand cooperation and exchange knowledge and experiences in the various sectors of government work.

Al Roumi said: “The UAE government, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, focuses on strengthening cooperation with governments around the world, to consolidate a constructive and strong partnerships model to promote the development process in all vital sectors”.

“The new partnership with the Government of Sudan reflects the strong relations between our nations, embodies our keenness to reach advanced stages of joint cooperation, and aims to exchange best experiences and practices”, she added.

UAE delegation

The UAE delegation to Sudan included Abdulla Nasser Lootah, director general of the Prime Minister’s Office at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs; Dr. Abdurahman Abdul Manan Al Awar, director general of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources; Dr. Yasir Al Naqbi, assistant director general for Leadership and Government Capabilities at the Prime Minister’s Office; and Hamad Mohammed Humaid Al Junaibi, UAE ambassador to the Republic of Sudan.

New era of development

Khaled Omar Yousef, Minister of Cabinet Affairs in Sudan, noted: Sudan is witnessing a new era of development through establishing new partnerships globally, and extending the scope of existing relationships regionally, especially with the UAE.

He praised the strategic partnership signed between the UAE and Sudanese Government as a result of mutual work and trust between both governments, adding that areas of cooperation, under the strategic partnership, will cover sharing best practices and experiences in modernising government model.

Tayseer Al Noorani, Minister of Labor and Administrative Reform in Sudan, added her country is keen to benefit from all experiences in the field of government modernisation, especially those related to the government experiences in the UAE. She also stressed that the partnership represents an important step in enhancing cooperation between the two countries, expressing her hope to develop more agreements, programs and plans.