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King Salman shaking hands with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. SPA

Riyadh – “President of Sudan Omar Al-Bashir will visit Saudi Arabia Monday afternoon for a couple of days to discuss and coordinate with Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz topics of mutual interest and to reinforce bilateral cooperation on economic, political and security levels,” said a reliable source to Asharq Al-Awsat.

“Bashir’s visit falls under the unique and developing relations between the two countries for the sake of communication between Saudi-Sudanese leaderships,” added the source. The visit will represent a chance to express gratitude to the Kingdom and King Salman for backing Sudanese efforts to partially lift U.S. sanctions on Sudan.

The source continued, “On this occasion we hope these efforts resume until achieving a full and permanent lift of U.S. sanctions that are imposed on Sudan since 20 years.”

According to the source, both leaders will discuss topics of bilateral and strategic cooperation between Khartoum and Riyadh on the economic and political levels. Cooperation in investment fields will be given special attention, especially after lifting U.S. sanctions which purges more Saudi investments into Sudan.

The source asserted that Sudan is highly concerned about the situation in Yemen, stressing that it is an active member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting back for legality in Yemen. He hailed Saudi-Sudanese relations that are currently at their best. He added that Sudan assigned the Saudi investment file to the state-minister after the allocation of one million acre for Saudi Arabia to expand in the agricultural production field.

“There are anticipated investment projects between Saudi Arabia and Sudan and this visit will boost more cooperation,” concluded the source.