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MoS V Muraleedharan will be on 5 day visit to Sudan, South Sudan from Oct 18

Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan will be on a five day official visit to Sudan and South Sudan from 18th of this month. This will be his first official visit to both the countries.

On the first leg of his visit to Sudan, Mr Muraleedharan will hold talks with Foreign Minister Dr. Mariam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi and other dignitaries on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest.

He will call on the President of the Sovereign Council of Sudan First Lt. General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Al Burhan and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The Minister will also interact with the Indian community in Sudan during the visit.

On the second leg, in South Sudan, Mr Muraleedharan will call on President General Salva Kiir Mayardit. He will meet Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mayiik Ayii Deng, Speaker of Transitional National Legislative Assembly Ms. Jemma NunuKumba and other dignitaries.

The Minister will address the Indian Community in Juba and will interact with Indian entrepreneurs there. He will also pay a visit to a hospital of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan UNMISS in Juba run by Doctors of Indian Army.

Ministry of External Affairs said, India enjoys warm, friendly and cordial relations with Sudan and South Sudan. A number of Indian companies are operational in different sectors in both the countries. A sizeable number of students from the two countries have been studying in institutions across India. India has deep-rooted cultural and people to people ties with Sudan and South Sudan. The visit is likely to give a new momentum to our relations with the two countries.

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