Home | News    Monday 3 June 2019

There are no high-level contacts between Qatar and Sudan: FM


Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani (Reuters photo)
June 2, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Qatar’s foreign minister Sunday said relations with Sudan are normal but admitted that there are no high-level contacts with the ruling military council.

Sudan on Saturday said it summoned for hours its ambassador to Doha for consultations after the closure of the office of Al-Jazeera TV, Qatari news channel, in Khartoum.

"There is no tension in bilateral relations". "Contacts with Khartoum continue but did not reach high levels," said Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in statements to Russian TV released on Sunday.

"The high-level contacts will come in due time when there are a clear roadmap and the results of a clear national dialogue in Sudan," he added.

Different reports released in Khartoum after the visits of the head and the deputy head of the Transitional Military Council speak about Saudi pressures to
cut relations with Doha.

The former President Omer al-Bashir declined to join the anti-Doha alliance as his position angered Riyadh and Abu Dhabi. However, the two capitals have good relations with the military council which overthrew al-Bashir.

The top diplomat said that his country’s embassy in Khartoum is working normally.

He said that Qatar has also military cooperation with Sudan, pointing to contacts between the Qatari forces and the military junta in the context of joint work and projects.

Regarding the summon of the Sudanese ambassador to Khartoum, he said what they know is that the ambassador was on leave as he notified the Qatari foreign ministry.

"Then it seems that developments took place in Sudan, to announce Khartoum that the ambassador was summoned for hours," he added.

He further said that Doha is waiting for clarification from the Sudanese government, but stressed his country’s openness and continued cooperation with Khartoum.


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.

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

What federal system is suitable for South Sudan? 2019-11-12 11:06:55 By Dr Jacob K. Lupai* Introduction Federalism is seen as a constitutional arrangement for dividing power between different levels of government so that federated states, regions or provinces can (...)

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 (...)


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 (...)


Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.