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Sudanese president holds talks with Saudi King


March 8, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir arrived on Friday in Saudi Arabia and immediately held talks with King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz, Saudi state media reported.

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(From right to left) Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz, Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir, Presidential affairs minister Bakri Hassan Salih, foreign minister Ali Karti, finance minister Ali Mahmood Abdel-Rassol (SPA)

There were no details on the nature of the talks except to say that it tackled bilateral ties and current regional events.

But it is likely that the focus of the discussions were on economic issues as Bashir was accompanied by finance minister Ali Mahmood Abdel-Rasool, oil minister Awad al-Jaz, agriculture minister Abdel Halim Ismail al-Muta’afi, minerals minister Kamal Abdel-Latif and central bank governor Mohamed Kheir al-Zubeir.

This week Bashir secured a $2 billion pledge from Qatar in the form of treasury bills and other investments.

Sudan is going through an economic crisis after the secession of the oil rich South which sharply cut its revenues and foreign currency supplies.

Last month Bashir said in a TV interview that while 2012 will be a difficult year for the economy, growing gold exports, cotton and sugar should compensate for the loss of the South’s oil, following last July’s country breakup. He also revealed that “friendly” countries are also providing help.


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  • 10 March 2012 07:50, by LL Reuben

    A thief meeting with a Saudis King in the holy land of Islam has proven that Islam is a complete joke. Where are the those terrorists; mohommed Ali, Jalabia and the rest of the morons to exmplain what is going on here. If Bashier return to Sudan without having his hand cut-off then the Islam is much ado about NOTHING.

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    • 10 March 2012 09:33, by SUPERMAN

      to :LL Reuben
      You have given a bold evedence that u r the most ignorant person on the golbe. the world of today is governed by mixed agendas. if you depend on the western media to evaluate others u will keep ur place of stupidity for a long time.Stop talking about Islam because u knows nothing about it.

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    • 10 March 2012 18:18, by mohammed ali

      Ruben, just show you deal with your thieves who had stolen in one year about $ 1.5 Billions and in another year $ 2 billions were not accounted for, that before the auditor general report.This happens while more than half of the population are starving.Thief Pagan alone had looooooted almost about $ 100 millions. He was accused by your minister of finance, not a saint himself, yet nobody was...

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      • 10 March 2012 18:25, by mohammed ali

        ..held accountable! The minister of finance said had recieved " above" Is it possible that those who are above are having their fair share under the " cap"!Very intersting, Pagan said he will sue Arther Quinin, but nothing happened!

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    • 11 March 2012 22:48, by emad

      Shut up your mouth lost boy, how dare you to call the greatest religion a joke. I wanna assure you that our brothers in the Islamic and Arab world will help us to go through our difficulties but who will support you all you neighbors are trying to grasp your lands as what we have recently seen in your borders with Uganda. Furthermore how are you going to export your damn oil???.

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  • 10 March 2012 07:51, by aguach arab

    The visit of Basbir to saudi is nothing other than negotaiting price of his hiding there.But saudis King will hand u over to ICC when Obama tighthen his grips on his tieds.he cover up the whole matter by being accompanied by his bunch of thugs thinking that the rests will not know.Hid or not,u are yet to be pull out like a rat.

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  • 10 March 2012 07:53, by zulu

    Finally, somebody is running accross to beg for money after we have closed down our oil. If you steal, your hand will chopped, says Sharia law. Now, Omer stole our oil we did not chop his hand, but chopped what he is stealling and then he starts to beg, beg, beg, beg. Where is the promise of abudant resources in Sudan? South Sudan has not asked any country for money yet. Ahahaha

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    • 10 March 2012 09:53, by Northern Sudanese

      zulu why are you so angry sudan is asks for economic help?. why the fuck are 700,000 of your dirty people still in our country? why are there choppers throwing food at south sudanese if south sudan hasn’t begged? 4.7 milion hungry people, they all stink, many walk naked, drink water near mud, OMG your nation is disqusting, poorest in the world.

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      • 11 March 2012 00:25, by Son of Upper Nile

        This Bashir become a disgrace begging Qatar, Begging UAE, Begging Kuwait, Begging KSA, begging even war-torn Lybia without shame. $100 is 500 SDG. What nonsense the so called Northern Sudanese is talking about

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  • 10 March 2012 08:03, by Chol A.

    You now know where you came. Go and beg Saudi King to bail you out but I don’t think king will be able to fund your blood hand Bashir. Good luck

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