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Sudan to continue mission within Saudi coalition in Yemen

Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour
Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour [File photo]

Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said his country’s forces will continue their role within the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen to support efforts to restore stability to the country.

The Sudanese minister made the remarks during a meeting with the ambassadors of Egypt, Osama Shaltout, Saudi Arabia, Ali Bin Hassan Jafar, and the UAE, Hamad Bin Hussein Al-Junaibi, in Khartoum.

“The meeting dealt with bilateral relations between Sudan and the three countries and the fraternal and historical ties that bind the peoples of these countries,” a statement from the Sudanese foreign ministry said.

“The meeting also dealt with Sudan’s participation in the Arab summit, on April 15 in Saudi Arabia.”

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According to the statement, the Sudanese minister hoped that the summit will succeed in overcoming Arab differences and achieving the aspirations of the region’s peoples as well as to strengthen Arab solidarity.

On Saturday, Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed that a number of Sudanese soldiers were killed during clashes in the town of Midi in the province of Hajjah in the north-west of the country.

There was no comment from the Arab coalition or the governments of Yemen or Sudan on the Houthis’ allegations.

Sudan has been a member of the Saudi-led coalition of Arab states in Yemen since March 2015.

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