Khartoum, Dec. 8 (SUNA) - Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Ali Al-Sadiq has said that the China-Arab Summit, which is scheduled to be held tomorrow in Riyadh, with participation of President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council (TSC) Gen. Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan, would discuss many issues aimed at strengthening relations between Arab countries and China. In a statement to the Sudan News Agency (SUNA), the Minister pointed out that contacts between the two sides have resulted in setting broad lines for a comprehensive cooperation plan between the Arab countries and China, defining the direction of long-term future cooperation in political, economic, trade and investment, besides cooperation in the field of energy, oil and gas. Ambassador Al-Sadiq indicated that in light of the food crisis that the world is witnessing during this period ,the summit he said would focus discussions and deliberations over issues of agriculture, livestock, achieving food and water security in the Arab region. He said there would also be talk about the digital economy, innovation, space, environment, climate and health as global issues that have become urgent and receive the attention of all countries.
The Foreign Minister stressed that the President of the Transitional Security Council will meet on the sidelines of the summit with the Chinese President to discuss the political and economic relations of the two countries and ways of supporting and developing them further, overcoming the obstacles that hinder these relations, bearing in mind that China has been a commercial and economic partner with Sudan for long period of time.
Al-Burhan will also meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, the Saudi Crown Prince, and the President of the United Arab Emirates, in addition to other meetings that will be arranged, the minister said.