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Sudan Armed Forces to join exercises in Saudi Arabia next month

December 19 - 2018 KHARTOUM
Gen Fayyad bin Hamid, head of the General Staff of the Saudi Armed Forces meets with Gen Kamal Abdelmarouf, head of Sudan Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Khartoum
Gen Fayyad bin Hamid, head of the General Staff of the Saudi Armed Forces meets with Gen Kamal Abdelmarouf, head of Sudan Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Khartoum

Sudan plans to participate in military exercises with Saudi Arabian forces in the kingdom next month. The head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Kamal Abdelmarouf, announced Sudan's readiness to send more troops to Yemen.

In a meeting in Khartoum with Gen Fayyad bin Hamid, head of the General Staff of the Saudi Armed Forces on Monday, President Omar Al Bashir of Sudan highlighted “the need to strengthen and activate all channels of cooperation between the Sudanese Armed Forces and Saudi Arabia.

Al Bashir stressed that the security of the two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia is a red line and that “what Sudan is doing is a sacred and moral duty,” pointing out that the Sudanese Armed Forces will remain in the alliance in accordance with the commitment between the two countries.

In his address to the National Defence Forces No. 30 and the Supreme War No. 18 at the Nimeiri Military Academy in Omdurman, Al Bashir emphasised Sudan's steadfast position in supporting all initiatives for a peaceful and political solution that will pave the way for the return of stability and peace to Yemen.

The joint Saudi-Saudi Joint Chiefs of Staff and the accompanying delegation participated in a joint exercise in the region of Fijab on the Red Sea coast which concluded today.

The manoeuvres, designated Nusrat Al Haq (defending the truth), included join land, sea, and air forces.

Sudan has been part of the Arab-led allied forces to fight Houthi forces in Yemen with military forces since 2013.


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