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Chinese, Sudanese armies sign cooperation deals

The Sudanese army and its Chinese counterpart have signed a military cooperation deal during a visit to Khartoum by a senior Chinese delegation, Anadolu reported on Tuesday.

The Chinese delegation also agreed that Beijing is to fund the educational programmes run by the Sudanese military forces.

Al-Shorouq newspaper, which is close to the Sudanese government, reported that the deal was signed in the headquarters of the defence ministry.

The Sudanese defence minister, Abdul-Rahim Mohamed Hussein, who met the Chinese delegation, discussed the importance of joint cooperation between the two countries.

For his part, the head of the Chinese delegation said that the visit was to reinforce Chinese-Sudanese military relations.

China is considered Sudan’s major commercial partner, and procures around 140,000 oil barrels from Sudan per day.

Recently, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir opened his new presidential palace on the banks of the Blue Nile in the capital Khartoum. This palace was built using funds from China and by Chinese firm Seiko.

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