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Sudan’s Bashir invited to attend UN climate meeting in Morocco

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September 5, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir has been invited by the Moroccan King Mohamed VI to participate in the 2016 United Nations Climate Summit which will be held in Rabat in November.

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Sudan’s President Omer Hassan al-Bashir waits to welcome Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni at Khartoum Airport September 15, 2015 (REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

On Monday, Morocco’s ambassador to Khartoum Mohamed Maa al-Ainain has handed al-Bashir a written letter from the Moroccan monarch inviting him to attend the conference and discussing bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to promote them.

In statements following the meeting, the Moroccan ambassador expressed appreciation to the great role played by Sudan to support Morocco, saying his country’s hosting of the UN summit represent an important move to intensify and unify efforts to activate climate policies that matters to the African continent.

SUPPORT FOR YEMEN

Meanwhile, al-Bashir on Monday has discussed with the Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed in Dagher various aspects of bilateral ties between the two countries.

Following the meeting; Dagher told reporters that al-Bashir expresses keenness to support Yemen, describing relations between the two countries as strong and historic.

He pointed the meeting discussed ways to promote political, security and military cooperation between the two countries, saying the two sides held identical views on regional issues.

The Yemeni prime minister further praised Sudan’s support for Yemen and the Arab nations, saying leadership of both nations seek to enhance bilateral ties and achieve security and stability in the region.

He added that Sudan is considered a key player in the Arab coalition that seeks to restore stability, peace and legitimacy in Yemen.

Sudan participates with over 850 troops in the Saudi-led "Decisive Storm" coalition against the Iranian-allied Houthi militants in Yemen.

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