Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud met Deputy Head of Sudan’s Transitional Council General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo.
The two sides reviewed aspects of bilateral cooperation between the two sisterly countries in addition to latest developments at the regional arena, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Minister of State and Member of the Cabinet; and Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Member of the Cabinet.
On the Sudanese side, the meeting was attended by the official spokesman of the Sudanese Military Council General Shamsaddin Kabbashi.
The Kingdom, in conjunction with the UAE, also pledged to send $3 billion worth of aid to help Sudan recover after mass protests that had led to the ousting of President Omar Al-Bashir last month.
On 19 May 2019, the two Gulf allies deposited $500 million into Sudan’s Central Bank, the first installment of the joint package of aid.
The move will strengthen Sudan’s “financial position, alleviate pressure on the Sudanese pound and achieve more stability in the exchange rate,” said a statement by the Saudi Finance Ministry.
It added that the remaining amount will be allocated to meet the urgent needs of the Sudanese people, including food, medications and oil derivatives.
The Saudi Crown Prince also met the US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey, where they discussed cooperation between the two countries.
Both meetings were attended by Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Saudi Minister of State, and Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.