Ambassador’s welcome note
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 00:00

H.E Mr. Mohamed Elmurtada Mubarak Ismail Sirag
Ambassador of the Republic of the Sudan to Viet Nam


“Xin chao!” “As-salamu alaykum”, is the way of greeting in the Arabic language which literally means, “Peace be upon you.” On behalf of the Embassy of the Republic of Sudan in Hanoi, it gives me both honor and pleasure to cordially welcome you to the homepage of the Embassy.
Sudanese people have had deep affection for Viet Nam since Vietnam War. The people of Sudan highly appreciate and respect the historical struggle of the Vietnamese led by the Great Hero Ho Chi Minh, to achieve independence and restore dignity. As Viet Nam and Sudan has established the diplomatic relation since 1969, we are here to strengthen ties with you, to welcome you to Sudan and bring the huge opportunities of Sudan to Viet Nam.

Politically, the country has put to rest a civil war that has plagued the country and hindered its growth for most of its post independence era in the southern part of Sudan and most recently in Darfur region. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement 2005, AbujaPeace Agreement 2006 and Doha Document for peace in Darfur 2011 were a milestone and positive steps in the history of Sudan. The issue of marginalization was resolved on the basis of power and wealth sharing between the North and the South, and between the Central Government and Darfur’ Rebels respectively. Jan 2014 represents a starting point and new era, when H.E. President Omar Hassan Ahmed Al Bashir launched an initiative of national dialogue which led to unprecedented national consensus and led to formation of national consensus government with the participation of all major political parties, social spectrum and all armed movements.
The National Reconciliation Government (NRG) comprises the former government of the National Congress Party (NCP) and more than 106 parties, political organizations and armed movement. The new Government headed by Vice President Lt.Gen. Bakri Hassan Saleh. The declaration of the National Government considered by the absolute majority of Sudan people ( politicians and ordinary citizens) as unprecedented step in the history of Sudan and considered it as true expression of the recommendation of the national dialogue aimed at Sudan’s exit from bottleneck, politically, security and ecumenically as reflecting the spirit of reconciliation that prevailed in the National Dialogue and its consultation, the National Congress Party gave up 6 key ministers and 7 ministers of State and 65 Parliamentary Deputies to accommodate participants of National dialogue in the new government.
The major objectives of the new government are to solve Sudan’s economic crisis and put an end to the war in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan, as well as to implement the terms of the dialogue output document, notably increasing production, paying an extra attention to improving people’s living conditions and achieving peace.

Economically speaking, Sudan is designated as one of the fastest growing economies worldwide. For over a decade, the GDP never went lower than 6%. It has great potentialities in form of the extensive uncultivated farmland or the plentiful water resources, differing climatic zones; its huge animal wealth and limitless natural pastureland, forests or the mineral wealth, particularly its large oil reserves, which have not been fully exploited yet. The diversities in wealth are an added advantage.
Our eyes are on the prize to emulate Vietnam’s model in the biggest exporter of rice in the world. We also strive to earn Vietnam’s top place seafood production and export. I am delighted to inform that Vietnamese and Sudanese government has signed a big contract to help Sudan in rice production development and we have already received some experts from those fields to do the survey in Sudan as the beginning to turn our potential into reality.
Viet Nam is emerging as a fast developing country today. Its success as big food supplier to the world and in erasing the illiteracy represents a model to Sudan which is striving to achieve those goals. There is a great opportunity for a win-win relationship with Sudan where both countries would reap the benefits.
I hereby extend an invitation to Vietnamese from different walks of life to visit Sudan to acquaint themselves with its hospitable and kind people espousing great love and admiration for Viet Nam and its people. We hope this website offers you a window of opportunity to know Sudan and visit its treasures and learn more about its history, politics and culture. We also wish to inform you of Sudan’s activities and its political and economic relations with Viet Nam. Through cooperation, dialogue, and the exchange of ideas, Viet Nam and Sudan have maintained a solid friendship based on tolerance and understanding.


We hope you benefit from our website and we welcome all your comments and questions.

Best Regards,

Mohamed Elmurtada Mubarak Ismail Sirag


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