The Prime Minister, Dr. Abdalla Hamdouk, and the accompanying delegation Saturday evening returned home after participation at Summit of African Heads of State and Government to Support the Replenishment of the International Development Agency, which was held in Côte d'Ivoire.
The Prime Minister has addressed the summit and held a series of meetings on the sidelines of it focused on the latest economic and political developments in Sudan, and the efforts made by the government to rehabilitate the Sudanese economy and to encourage investment in the country.
The Prime Minister expressed thanks to the government and people of Côte d'Ivoire for their generosity and warm reception, and he specifically thanked Ivorian President Al Hassan Ouattara for hosting his country’s hosting to the joint mini-summit between a number of African countries and the World Bank.
Dr. Hamdouk has thanked the World Bank for its endeavors to renew the resources of the International Development Agency (IDA) and to support African countries in the current critical times under the coronavirus pandemic.
He also thanked the representatives of the International Development Agency (ID) for their continuous support to the development needs of the African countries.
The Prime Minister, met on the sidelines of the Summit meeting of African Heads of State and Government for Support and Renewal of the Resources of the International Development Agency (IDA), with the President of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, who praised the great developments that took place in Sudan at the field of economic reform and the advancement of the country along with political stability and Sudan's return to the international development community and its exit from the isolation that held it back for three decades and deprived it of development opportunities.
On his part, Dr. Hamdouk thanked President Ouattara for the invitation, and praised his support to Sudan, expressing the importance of African support to Sudan in various fields, especially in the urgent regional issues such as the Renaissance Dam file, stressing at the same time that Sudan adheres to the African solution to African issues.
He stressed that the presentation of the file of the Renaissance Dam to the Security Council does not mean abandoning the African role, but rather it was intended to maximize international support for the solution.
Dr. Hamdouk also met with the Director of the International Finance Corporation, Mr. Mokhtar Diop, and discussed the preparation of the private sector to benefit from the coming phase after start of the debt relief process.
The participants in the opening sitting of the African mini-summit called for the replenishment of the resources of the International Development Agency (IDA-20) and requested the agency's major donors to mobilize at least $100 billion for the revitalization of African economies.