Sudan normalized its relations with its African counterparts in general and its neighbors in particular.
Sudan has strong and distinguished relations with the most African countries, because it is a country believes that the international relations are important and represent a tool to reactivate the communication process and promote confidence among nations and encourage them to exchange their common interests and benefits.
Sudan since its independence followed a balance foreign policy based on respect and always calls the African states to unify their visions and concepts due to face the challenges and conspiracies from the specific western circles endeavor to put impediments before the continent's development this constitutes a problem for all African leaders. The sole effective solution is that the African leaders would sit down together and discuss their domestic issues far away from foreign interventions in their internal affairs and would concentrate on exchange visits among them to promote their communication process this is the best way for them to unify their word.
The Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta historical visit to Khartoum comes on the context of the distinguished relationships which link the two countries in all fields. Sudan is the first state that recognized the Kenya's independence and the then the diplomatic presentation was completed between Khartoum and Nairobi whereas the Sudanese embassy was opened in Kenyan capital of Nairobi in 1964. The two countries relationship worked by stability and common coordination since Kenya's independence. Relations between two parties have witnessed prosperity in all fields in that period, the relations also witnessed historic sign on the trade cooperation. However, the historical visit of the Kenyan president to Khartoum is important and represents a good opportunity for the two states to touch their problems in friendly atmosphere to exchange visions and conceptions in order to reactivation their role in contribution which endeavor to find an effective solution for conflicts in some states in region in general and south Sudan in particular. The visit concentrated on cooperation between the two sides in all aspects.
Sudan and Kenya have exerted an efforts to cement their bilateral ties in many different domains and the two states cementing coordination and cooperation in regional forums . Relations between the two sides are old and based on deep-roots they have further stressed the need to maintained the unity of the soils of each of the two countries and the need to boost the bilateral relations and African solidarity as well as unity of their political stances towards the issues concern them.
The diplomatic relations between the two countries was established since 1963 , so that Sudan and Kenya enjoy cordial bilateral relations, economic, and cultural fields, and the countries share common positions in various regional and international issues. Moreover, both of them are sharing the membership of different regional organizations including the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), the common Market of Eastern and South Africa (COMESA), the NEPAD initiative, the African Union and the Nile Basin Initiative among others.
The Sudanese diplomacy has played a crucial role deal with seriousness to develop Sudan's diplomatic relations with African countries due to common interests and benefits . The ministry of foreign affairs spare no efforts towards normalization the Sudan ties with others in its regional and international arenas.
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