Two years after the peaceful revolution, the transition process in the Sudan is advancing. At a high-level conference on the fringes of the UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas gave his assurance that Germany would continue to support the country.
Since the overthrow of Sudanese dictator Omar al‑Bashir, the country has experienced a spirit of optimism. However, millions of people are still in need of humanitarian assistance, a state of affairs that was exacerbated by wide-scale flooding in the summer.
Following the peaceful revolution in 2019, the Sudan is now at a historic crossroads. Today: Sudan Partnership Conference at the invitation of Foreign Minister Maas, Sudanese Prime Minister Hamdok, UN Secretary-General Guterres and EU High Representative Borrell.
The Federal Foreign Office is supporting partner countries via the German Biosecurity Programme. In the Sudan, the knowledge acquired in this context is also helping with the fight against COVID‑19.
The Federal Foreign Office is supporting partner countries around the world in the fight against coronavirus via three biosecurity programmes involving corona test kits, laboratory training and digital learning modules.
Alongside the tense situation in the region, their talks focused on the two countries’ cooperation on foreign policy issues and bilateral cooperation on labour rights.