Turkey was among the first countries, which recognized Sudan’s independence and opened an Embassy in Khartoum just after its independence in 1956. With long and deep-rooted historical, religious and cultural ties, Sudan remains one of the most important partners of Turkey in Africa. Reciprocal high-level visits and various cooperation agreements have ensured steady development of bilateral relations in different fields.
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H.E. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Sudan on 24 – 26 December 2017 served further developing relations between the two countries. During this visit, 12 agreements (including protocols and MoU’s) were signed, including the declaration pertaining to the establishment of High Level Strategic Cooperation mechanism. The total amount of the infrastructure projects and direct investments undertaken by Turkish companies in Sudan has reached 650 million US Dollars. Bilateral trade volume between Turkey and Sudan amounted to 434 million US Dollars in 2018 (exports to Sudan: 360,9 million USD, imports from Sudan: 73,1 million USD).
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