Saudi Arabia backs Sudanese military council moves, announces aid package

Sudanese demonstrators gather to celebrate after Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf stepped down as head of the country's transitional ruling military council. (Reuters)

Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it backed steps announced by Sudan's transitional military council and announced an aid package to Sudan that includes wheat, petroleum products, and medicine.

“The Kingdom expresses its support for the steps announced by the Transitional Military Council in preserving the lives and property. It stands by the Sudanese people and hopes that such steps will achieve security and stability for Sudan,” the statement read.

Saudi Arabia also called on the Sudanese people “of all categories prioritize national interest in order to achieve their aspirations and hopes for prosperity and development.”

The statement added that Saudi King Salman had issued directives to concerned authorities in the Kingdom to provide a package of humanitarian aid.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:04 - GMT 11:04