Sudan hails Qatar's positions in support of peace, stability

 08 Jun 2017 - 17:08

Sudan hails Qatar's positions in support of peace, stability
Sudanese embassy in Doha. Photo by Baher Amin © The Peninsula


Khartoum: The decision of several GCC countries to sever their diplomatic relations with Qatar has been deeply echoed in Sudan by the government at the highest levels and by all the Sudanese people, officials, observers, thinkers and analysts, who unanimously agreed that this crisis is a new turning point in Arab relations that requires concerted efforts to prove the Arabs' ability to resolve their internal issues and to emphasize that the common interests and destiny is the solid foundation for the Arab countries.

The Sudanese government has affirmed its keenness to support solutions based on dialogue and wisdom to resolve the current differences among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states considered as the basis of stability for the Arab and Islamic nations. 

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir started consultations to heal the rift of GCC relations through a telephone call with Emir of Kuwait H H Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, in which he stressed Sudan's readiness to ease tensions and the normalization of relations between some GCC countries and Qatar.

President al-Bashir confirmed his support for the Kuwaiti efforts to contain the crisis in order to ward off the dangers that surround the Arab and Islamic worlds.

President al-Bashir's stand stem from the strong and solid relations between Sudan and the State of Qatar in all fields; the ongoing constant coordination and consultation between the two countries' leaders to meet the common challenges and the Sudanese government and people's appreciation of the Qatari positions supporting peace and global security.

In addition, Sudan's good relations with GCC States qualify it to play a vital role aimed at promoting Arab and Islamic interests within the framework of unity and interests of the Arab and Islamic nations.

In support of these presidential positions, the Sudanese government's position was clear towards the severing of relations with the State of Qatar by a number of GCC States. The Sudanese Foreign Ministry expressed its deep concern over this step, which it described as a 'regrettable' development among Arab countries.

The statement called to overcome the differences according to wisdom and keenness to preserve interests of the countries and peoples of the Arab nation. 

The Sudanese government affirmed its full confidence in the ability of the leaders of the Arab brothers to overcome this crisis, expressing full readiness to exert all efforts and endeavors with all brothers to end the escalation in order to serve the best interests of the peoples of the region.

Addressing the Sudanese Parliament yesterday, the Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour stressed his country's commitment to work towards achieving the rapprochement between GCC countries, pointing to the strength of Sudan's relations with them.

In this regard, the Sudanese top diplomat referred to the ongoing efforts at the level of the presidency aimed at supporting GCC's unity.

Sudanese parliamentarians supported positions and movements of the government, calling for accelerating the settlement and taking advantage of the status enjoyed by Sudan among the State of Qatar and the GCC countries to launch initiatives in support of the ongoing endeavors.

For his part, Secretary General of the Council of National Unity Parties and State Minister of Environment, Abboud Jabir, told Qatar News Agency (QNA) the current crisis between a number of GCC countries and the State of Qatar will be resolved wisely, praising the Qatari positions committed to the highest degree of restraint and avoiding any escalations or statements that increase the complexity of the crisis.

The Qatari positions show an unprecedented committeemen to manage the Arab and Islamic interests according to a thoughtful scientific approach based on patience and perseverance away from emotions and confrontations, he went on saying.

Jabir stressed the importance of the unity of GCC member states, which play a vital role in international peace and security reinforced by collective action. 

Political analyst Abdullah al-Ardab urged the Arab and Islamic worlds to enhance cohesion and address the challenges, noting that differences need to be managed according to a wise insight to overcome the risks.

President of the National Union of Sudanese Youth and Professor of Economics at the University of Neelain, Dr. Shawkar Bashar, said Qatar's successful international models in the fields of world peace boost its long record of achievements, referring in this regard to the Doha Peace Agreement, which provided young people with promising opportunities for security and sustainable development and achieved a comprehensive development renaissance demonstrating that peace is an integrated humanitarian system.

The Sudanese Minister of Animal Resources, Bishara Jumaa Aror, said Sudan recognizes GCC's support to reach real stability. He praised the ' wise' government's position aimed at exerting all efforts for the benefit of the Arab and Islamic nations.

Aror stressed the ability of the GCC countries to overcome the current crisis within the Gulf House, appreciating the positions and initiatives that are taking place to return things to normal between the brotherly countries.

Qatar has built its economy of diversity and forged smart strategic partnerships with the world's great economic powers, he said. 

Qatar's achievements were not focused on the regional environment, but on global stations in various fields, the Sudanese official went on saying.

For his part, International Law Expert , Dr. Hossam Shamboul, expressed his deep regret for the rupture of relations between the brothers, urging direct intervention to contain the crisis and provide solutions and mediation.

Dr. Shamboul told QNA that dealing with the crisis requires commitment to institutions and authorities to block the way for those who are trying to destabilize the region, expressing full confidence on the wisdom of GCC governments in resolving the crisis before it escalates.