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Despite sending troops, Bashir reiterates Sudan support for political solution in Yemen

Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir at the Khartoum International Airport on 25 October 2018 [Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images]
Sudan's ousted President Omar Al-Bashir at the Khartoum International Airport on 25 October 2018 [Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images]

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir has affirmed his country’s support for “all peaceful and political settlement initiatives that pave the way for the return of stability and peace to Yemen and to alleviating the suffering of the brotherly Yemeni people”.

“Sudan’s position will remain steadfast on Arab and Islamic issues, and it is ready to do everything in its power to contribute to the achievement of international peace and security and the maintenance of Arab national security,” Al-Bashir said during a graduation ceremony at the Nemeiri Military Academy in Omdurman yesterday.

Sudanese Defence Minister Awad Bin Auf yesterday met with Saudi Chief of Staff Fayyad Hamed Al-Ruwaili who is due to attend a joint military exercise in the Red Sea resort of Fijab today.

Since 2015, thousands of Sudanese troops have taken part in the Saudi-led Arab coalition alongside the Yemeni government against the Houthis in Yemen. Dozens were killed as a result.

READ: 20m face hunger in Yemen

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