Sudan’s Vice President, Ibrahim Al-Senoussi, expressed hope that the war in Yemen would end after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
With regards the recent deals signed between Turkey and Sudan, the official said: “Perhaps the most important agreement is the restoration of the port of Suakin, which provoked a furore that would not have happened if it were not because of envy.”
He pointed out that the agreement to reconstruct the island “was described as granting Turkey a military base in Suakin”, and that the uproar was caused because the agreement was “portrayed this way.”
He asked: “Should Turkey not have a base in the Red Sea, while America, Britain and others have bases here, and above all Israel’s bases?”
“It is strange that objection comes from Arab countries that did not object to the bases of other countries, but rather welcomed them.”
Al-Senoussi said Turkish-Sudanese relations are strengthening and developing as is evident from the recent visit of high-level delegation headed by Turkish Vice President Fuad Oktay to Sudan.
He explained that the visit was aimed at consultation and implementation of 22 agreements, “in the fields of agriculture, industry, energy and others”.