Russia pledge support to Sudan to strengthen bilateral ties

Russia pledge support to Sudan to strengthen bilateral ties

The Russian government pledged its support for the Sudanese military-led government on Monday.

In a statement obtained by The City Review on Tuesday, Mikhail Bogdanov, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation, and special representative for the Middle East and Africa, stated that Russia would support Sudan in strengthening their bilateral relations.

Bogdanov underlined potential partnerships in the economic, commercial, and training sectors, highlighting Russia’s knowledge and expertise for Sudan.          

He reiterated President Putin’s commitment and emphasized Sudan and Russia’s mutual political will to develop their cooperation.

Ali Al-Sadiq, Sudan’s Acting Foreign Ministry, noted that the Russian envoy’s visit indicates solidarity with the Sudanese government and people.

“During his meeting with the head of the Sovereign Council today, he conveyed the Russian leadership’s support for Sudan,” he said.

He added that Russia supports the current leadership system, the Sovereign Council, and underlined the potential for the visit to expand cooperation between the two countries.

Bogdanov visited Sudan on April 28, 2024, and met with Sudan’s Sovereign Council’s leader, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Sudanese army chief.

Sudan recently accused the now-defunct private Wagner Group of assisting the Rapid Support Forces, which are fighting the Sudanese army for the year-long conflict.

However, Moscow replaced Wagner with the Africa Corps, a state-controlled paramilitary group.