Khartoum – Diplomats from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt held a series of discussions with Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour over the Gulf region and crisis with Qatar.
Prior to the meeting, it was said that the diplomats wanted to meet with the Sudanese official to inquire about his government’s stance on the crisis.
Secrecy prevailed over the outcomes of the talks and very little information was released about it even though it was held on Friday.
Foreign Ministry spokesman al-Qariballah al-Khodr said in a statement on Saturday that Ghandour met at his Khartoum office with the ambassadors of the UAE and Egypt and acting ambassador of Saudi Arabia.
Khodr said that the three officials expressed their appreciation of Sudan’s position and his role in bolstering and protecting national Arab security.
The statement added that the gatherers addressed the Gulf crisis, with Ghandour saying that Sudan’s stance stems from its keenness on reconciling Arab brothers through supporting the initiative of the Emir of Kuwait.
No further details were disclosed.
Sudan looks at the Gulf Cooperation Council as an “example of Arab solidarity and unity,” said Ghandour.
President Omar al-Bashir has faith in the “wisdom and ability of the Gulf to overcome the crisis” in a manner that would ensure its interests and unity, he added.