Assistant of the President of the Republic, Engineer Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, received in his office Monday a delegation of the German Berhove Merve Institution, headed by the Executive Director of the institution for the Horn of Africa, and discussed the Sudanese - German relations and ways of strengthening them further.
The German delegation hoped that the relations between the two countries will witness more progress, especially at the economic and trade levels, especially after the lifting of the American economic sanctions from Sudan.
The emergency for amendment of the Constitution, chaired by Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Badria Suleiman, heard in its third meeting Monday the visions of the religious scholars and Sufi sect leaders on the amendment proposal which was forwarded by the Presidency of the Republic to the National Legislature.
In a press statement after the sitting that they heard the vision of Sudan Scholars Commission, the Islamic Figih Council, Insar Al-Sunna Group and the Sufi sect leaders on the proposed constitutional amendments.
She said that the emergency committee for the constitutional amendments will meet Wednesday with sociologists, the civil society organizations and organizations concerned with the women and children affairs to hear their views on the constitutional amendments.
She said that the discussion was focused on the levels of rights and freedoms, especially with regard to the existence of the guardian in the marriage contract, the freedom of religion and the punishment of Ridda (conversion) from Islam.
The Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, Monday chaired in New Delhi, the Sudanese side at the third session of the Sudanese - Indian ministerial committee.
The Sudanese side has included, besides the Foreign Minister, the Ministers of Finance and Electricity, the Assistant Governor of the Bank of Sudan, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Defence, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Investment along with representatives of the Ministries of Trade, Petroleum, Agriculture and Justice.
In a press statement, the spokesman of the Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Ghariballa Al-Khidir, said that the meetings have tackled all aspects of the relations between Sudan and India and ways to boosting the trade exchange, enhancing the Indian investments and the contribution of India to the implementation of development projects in Sudan.
The meetings also discussed the cooperation between the two countries in the fields of health, education, petroleum, gas and power generation and research technology.
The two sides agreed on the exchange of visits between the senior officials and experts in different fields as well as the exchange of views on the regional and international issues of mutual concern.
President of the Republic, Omer Al-Bashir, has appreciated firmness of the relations between Sudan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), describing these relations as strategic and historic.
Addressing a festival marking inauguration of Sudan Embassy in Abu Dhabi Monday, President Al-Bashir has referred to historic ties between the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan and the late former President Field Marshal Jaafar Nemeiri.
He said that Order of Sheikh Zayed which was bestowed on him is honoring to the Sudanese people.
President Al-Bashir has appreciated the Sudanese community in the United Arab Emirates, announcing formation of the Committee for the Expatriates Affairs.
He expressed his pleasure over the remarkable progress achieved by the United Arab Emirates, attributing this progress to the wisdom of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan.
Meanwhile, Sudan Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed Amin Al-Kareb, has congratulated President Al-Bashir on the awarding of the Order of Sheikh Zayed to him, indicating that the inauguration of the embassy is coinciding with a number of developments in the firm relations between Sudan and the United Arab Emirates.
Ambassador Al-Kareb has praised the United Arab Emirates for its stances in supporting Sudan.
He also praised the patriotic stances of the Sudanese community in the United Arab Emirates.