Convention of Non-resident Ambassadors in Khartoum

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Mar 20, 2018
HE Charles Sultana, non-resident Ambassador to Sudan attended the Convention of Non-resident Ambassadors accredited to the Republic of Sudan, which took place in Khartoum during the first week of March 2017.  Ambassadors representing 20 nations took part in the convention.

During the convention Ambassador Sultana had the opportunity to attend a number of briefings with senior government officials, parliamentarians and well established businessmen in Sudan. Non-resident Ambassadors met Minister for Foreign Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour who informed them of developments in the economic and political domains in the Sudan. He highlighted investment opportunities available in the country, the role Sudan plays in the regional and international domain with the aim of cementing the pillar of peace, security and stability and promoting bilateral and international cooperation. Ghandour stressed that Sudan is keen to boost its relations with those countries and that it enjoys excellent relations with all countries that have no resident diplomatic representation in the country.

In his encounter senior Foreign Affairs officials, Ambassador Sultana noted Malta’s readiness to further strengthen bilateral relations both in trade and through political consultations. He recalled that Diplomatic relations between Malta and Sudan were established in 1973 and that an air services agreement was already in place. During their talks both sides agreed that Sudan was facing from illegal migration, and the border issues describing all these issues as international ones that affect everybody.

The Non Resident Maltese Ambassador to Sudan also met during her short visit to Sudan some MPs and the Speaker of the Sudanese Parliament where they discussed topics concerning political participation at large  as well as specific references to the presence of women in the parliament and the in political arena. Ambassador Sultana had a number of informal talks with key representatives of the Sudanese business community, where he described his visit as important and successful opportunity that allowed him to meet top officials in the government, MPs and business leaders. He acknowledged that Sudan was entering a new phase by opening up to the world and looked forward to seeing relations between Malta and Sudan strengthened.