Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan and Acting Foreign Minister of Sudan Omar Gamar Aldin Ismail today held a meeting through video conference.
The meeting afforded an opportunity to comprehensively review the bilateral relations since the Transitional Government took office in Sudan.
External Affairs Ministry in a statement said that the two Ministers had a brief discussion on respective national approaches to fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
It said, both governments have worked closely on the repatriation of each other’s nationals through chartered flights.
The Minister of State for External Affairs also apprised the Sudanese Minister of the progress in vaccine development in India.
He informed that India would be sending 10 Metric Tonnes of life saving drugs to Sudan in coming weeks to help it cope with the Covid situation.
Last month, India had delivered 100 MT of food aid to Sudan through an Indian Naval Ship.
Conveying satisfaction at the steady growth of bilateral trade and investment ties, both the Ministers agreed to tap the vast potential for further cooperation in sectors such as infrastructure, agriculture, mining, renewable energy, health and education.
India and Sudan historically share very close and friendly relations.
India has always stood in solidarity with the people of Sudan and partnered in undertaking development, capacity building and humanitarian assistance programmes.