Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, during his meeting with a visiting delegation from the Chinese Supreme People’ Court (CSPC), praised the thriving relationship between Sudan and China in all fields and stressed the importance of fulfilling the outcomes of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by both parties regarding judicial cooperation.
The deputy Chief Justice of CSPC, Jiang Wei, told the press that it is essential to strengthen the judicial relationship between the two states. He said that all the projects that had been agreed must be accomplished. Sudanese Deputy Chief of Judiciary, Judge Abd-Almajeed Idris Ali, said that the Chinese delegation visited the Cyber Crimes Court among other establishments.
The Sudanese Foreign Affairs Ministry held a meeting on December 5th that included all the undersecretaries of Sudanese ministries in order to discuss the developments of the Sudanese-Chinese relationship. During the meeting headed by Ambassador Yassir Khidir, the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, participants discussed many issues regarding how to improve the strategic relationship and focused on the outcomes of President Bashir’s latest visit to China last September to participate in the Chinese-African summit and the status of the agreements signed then.
At the ministerial meeting, strategies for benefiting from the initiatives raised at the summit were discussed as well as finding suitable formats for developing the projects. The meeting resulted in each ministry preparing clear programmes and proposals in order to benefit from the loans and grants provided by the Chinese government for Africa.
The loans and grants from China are worth 60 million dollars in total according to SUNA, Sudan’s official news agency, in forms of governmental aid, investments, and funds to Infrastructure, Energy, Mining, Agriculture, the Industrial sector, Trade, Scientific Research, Communication, Health and Institutional Capacity Building. Foreign Affairs offered technical help to the other ministries and stressed the importance of early planning before their next meeting. It was agreed that a monthly meeting would be held regarding the Sudanese-Chinese relationship, due to its significance.