Sudan's Regional Policy: Key Relations and Engagements
HE Professor Ibrahim Ghandour, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Sudan
Chair: Dame Rosalind Marsden, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Sudan is neighbours with seven African countries spanning north, central and the Horn of Africa. It also has a maritime border with Saudi Arabia and is a bridge between Africa and the Middle East. An important troop-contributing member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, Sudan has sought to retain a neutral position on the intra-Gulf dispute, supporting mediation efforts. At the same time, Sudan is playing a central role in regional diplomacy in the Horn of Africa, particularly on South Sudan, and is involved in tripartite negotiations over the Nile with Ethiopia and Egypt, as well as engaging on dynamics in Libya and Chad.
At this event, HE Professor Ibrahim Ghandour will set out the Sudanese government’s regional priorities and key relations.