Khartoum (IINA) � Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir met here on Monday with Saudi Arabia's Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance Sheikh Saleh bin Abdulaziz Al Asheikh, who is currently on a visit to Sudan, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Following the meeting, Asheikh lauded Sudan's noble and historical positions in support of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition and Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism.
He expressed the Kingdom's appreciation of the strong brotherly relations between the two countries. "The Kingdom, led by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, does appreciate Sudan's president, government and people for their fraternal and faithful feelings toward the Kingdom," Asheikh said.
He reiterated that the two countries will maintain full and continued coordination in the political and military domains as well as other areas in support of joint projects.
The Saudi minister also commended the great supportive role played by the Sudanese government in support of active institutions working in the field of religious research and teaching in Sudan.
Asheikh applauded the transparency, keenness and interest shown during the meeting with President Bashir. He underscored the importance of extending bridges of communication between religious scholars in the two countries, with the view of enhancing the Islamic entity through promoting the message of mosques, religious colleges and universities and the Ulemas' message pertaining to fatwas and guidance.
The meeting was attended by Chairman of Sudan's Islamic Fiqh Complex Dr Issam al-Bashir and Saudi Ambassador to Sudan Ali bin Hassan Jaafar, in addition to the visiting minister's official delegation.
Source: International Islamic News Agency