Mohammed Saad Kamil
First Vice President of the Transitional Sovereign Council, 1st Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo has said that Turkey is no doubt one of the important and advanced countries with which Sudan should cooperate with especially after the December revolution and its openness to the whole world to serve the mutual interests of the two counties.
On August 21st, 2019, Sudan started its 53 transitional periods to end early 2024 during which period the military, including the armed struggle movements’ troops, and civilian components share the power.
The relations between Ankara and Khartoum have witnessed considerable development since the Turkish Justice and Development Party took over power in Turkey in 2002.
The Turkish ruling party set an ambitious plan to boost relations with the African states.
The Sudanese/Turkish bilateral relations had witnessed remarkable movements since the historic visit of the Turkish President Recep Tayib Erdogan in December 2017 where the two countries signed 22 agreements and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)in several aspects.
Turkey is serious in exchanging the economic benefits with Sudan without interference in the internal affairs as a condition for exchanging the benefits, unlike other countries which resort to political and economic blackmailing in its mutual relations with Sudan a matter that makes the country unstable politically and economically because it is not of their favor to make Sudan enjoy its sovereignty and independence in taking its actions.
I repeatedly said the Sudanese government must see the political independence afar from the axes. This is possible because Sudan on all what makes that political independence possible to give Sudan its deserved to weigh and value in the region through utilizing those strategic, natural, and geographic potentials to the maximum.