Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attends the joint Sudan and Saudi Arabia air force drill in Khartoum, Sudan on April 9, 2017 [Ebrahim Hamid/Anadolu Agency]
The Sudanese president will attend the Islamic-American conference due to be held on Sunday in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh but may not have talks with US President Donald Trump face to face, an official close to the presidency told MEMO today.
The official from the Sudan Media Centre (SMC) told MEMO that the invitation had been received from Saudi Arabia and that Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir would be joining over 50 Arab and Islamic leaders for the meeting with the American president at the weekend.
The official said:
There’s a strong likelihood that there will be some sort of meeting with the American president and the [Sudanese] president but it is not clear at this moment how that might happen; there is a strong possibility it could be via a third party like the UAE or the Saudi government.