Home | News    Monday 18 March 2019

Russia vows support to Sudan’s embattled president

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Sudan FVP Ibn Ouf meets the Russian Presidential envoy Mikhail Bogdanov on Sunday 17, 2019 (SUNA photo)
March 17, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, said his country would stand by President Omer al-Bashir to overcome the current crisis.

Sudan’s embattled president is facing protests that erupted on 19 December 2018 decrying worsening economic conditions and demanding that he step down.

Bogdanov, who is also a Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa, on Sunday met with Sudan’s First Vice-president and Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf.

In press statements following the meeting, the Russian official stressed Moscow “stands by the Sudanese people and its leadership represented by President Omer al-Bashir to overcome the current situation”.

He expressed confidence that Sudan’s leadership is capable of overcoming the economic hardships, saying Russia is determined to promote its relationship with Sudan particularly in the economic, political and military areas.

Bogdanov pointed out that Russia would work to enhance Sudan’s defence capabilities and provide training for its military cadres.

Also, the visiting Russian official met with Foreign Minister El-Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed to discuss bilateral relations and joint initiatives.

During a visit to Moscow last year to attend the 2018 World Cup Final, the Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Both leaders pledged to promote military cooperation in the near future.

The two leaders last met in November 2017 in the Russian city of Sochi, with both expressing a desire to enhance military ties.

While in Russia in November 2017, al-Bashir offered to construct an airbase for Russia on the Red Sea coast and to re-equip the Sudanese army with the Russian weapons including SU-30 fighter jets and surface-to-air missiles.

Russia is seen as a major ally of the government of al-Bashir that faces isolation from the West. However, economic cooperation between the two countries has remained very low, with a trade balance that does not exceed $400 million.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 18 March 13:21, by Landlord

    We don’t care what ever support you provide, you are just after crude oil. you supported Bashir those days to fight against south and now you have moved your support Juba. it isn’t significant to real people. Anyway Jenges still need your help.

    repondre message

    • 19 March 06:13, by Chiir

      Russia needs to be considering the interest of the people instead of running to protect a few corrupt elites who care little about the plight of the majority. Russia has silenced voices of the Syrian people with guns, and they want to repeat that in Sudan, which is why they are sending this menacing message to the population in Sudan. This trend is very dangerous, Russia.

      repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Differences between Sudan government, SRF and FFC are the main issues of concern 2019-11-09 11:17:17 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman As the proverb goes, the difference of opinion does not spoil amity and does not spoil the friendliness issue. On the other hand, mere differences of point of view and (...)

Can women make the world more peaceful? 2019-11-06 11:31:03 By Paulino Akoon Yel Dut A genuine comprehensive analysis shows that involving women in peacebuilding increases the probability that violence will end in an easy manner. Hence we should thank (...)

Comments on "Déjà Vu: Preventing Another Collapse in South Sudan" 2019-11-06 05:30:03 By Steve Paterno As the dateline for the formation of the transitional government of national unity is looming, in accordance to the peace accord, it draws a lot of discussions and commentaries (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.