The President of Sudan, Field Marshal Omar Hassan Al-Beshir conducted a one-day working visit in Eritrea. President Isaias Afwerki accorded him official welcome on arrival at the Asmara International Airport. Asmara, 17 February 2011 – The President of Sudan, Field Marshal Omar Hassan Al-Beshir conducted a one-day working visit in Eritrea. President Isaias Afwerki accorded him official welcome on arrival at the Asmara International Airport.
In a meeting at the State Palace, the two leaders held discussion focusing on bilateral relations, enhancing mutual cooperation and regional as well as international issues of mutual interest.
In briefings they gave to local and international media outlets following the meeting, Presidents Isaias and Omar Al-Beshir pointed out that their discussion was a continuation of the regular consultations and exchanging of views between the two countries and leaders.
Noting the historical Eritrean-Sudanese ties, President Omar Al-Beshir elaborated that the two leaders reached understanding to deepen the long-standing bilateral relations and cooperation, in addition to conducting exchange of views on the objective situation and developments in the region in general and Sudan in particular.
The Sudanese President further explained that in view of the exemplary relations between Eritrea and Sudan, both leaders exchanged information regarding the very sensitive stage Sudan is currently undergoing and other regional issues. President Omar Al-Beshir also indicated that the two leaders reached understanding on the need for joint work programs.
President Isaias on his part underlined that though there exists mutual political will on both sides to reinforce bilateral cooperation in line with the prevailing Eritrea-Sudanese strategic ties, the work accomplished over the past five years is not that satisfactory. Such effort should be stepped up in the future, he added.
President Omar Al-Beshir left for home in the afternoon hours concluding his working visit.