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Sudan Al-Burhan embarks on official visit to Turkiye

September 13, 2023 at 2:50 pm

Sudan’s Army Chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan [Sudanese Army/AFP via Getty Images]

The Head of Sudan’s ruling Sovereign Council, General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, embarked on an official visit to Turkiye on Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reports.

Al-Burhan will hold talks with Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on bilateral relations and issues of mutual concern, the Sovereign Council said in a statement.

He is accompanied by a high-level delegation composed of Foreign Minister Ali Al-Sadiq, Intelligence Chief Lt.-Gen. Ahmed Ibrahim Mufaddal and Director General of the Defence Industries Corporation, Lt. – Gen. Mirghani Idris Suleiman.

The visit is the fifth foreign trip by Al-Burhan, who is Sudan’s Army chief, since a war erupted between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group in April. He had previously visited Egypt, South Sudan, Qatar and Eritrea.

Since the beginning of the war between the RSF and the Sudanese Army, thousands have been killed and more than seven million displaced, especially in Khartoum and Darfur state, according to UN figures.

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