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PHOTOS: Italian ambassador to Sudan and his son wear Sudanese traditional outfit

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Fabrizio Lobasso, the Italian ambassador to Khartoum, shared a picture of him and his son wearing the Sudanese outfit in his Twitter account.

The ambassador said that he is happy to wear the Sudanese outfit, saying that it suited him well and that since he is a curious man he was fascinated by the outfit.

The image impressed many as it pictured the ambassador wearing Sudanese Jilbāb and Taqiyah while the turban was swinging around his neck.

Journalist Hatem Dardiri shared a picture of him with the Italian ambassador stating that he is a nice and wonderful man, soon after the ambassador retweeted the picture.

The ambassador considers that the relations between Sudan and Italy date back to the time of the Kingdom of Kush and the Roman Empire, where envoys and ambassadors of the ancient era were exchanged since 350 BC.

He believes that the Italian influence still appears in the Sudanese architecture to this day in the temples and the old buildings, in Merowe and Musawwarat es-Sufra along with the fact that Roman names also exist.

This is not the first time that foreign officials have appeared wearing Sudanese outfits, especially during the month of Ramadan, as they share Iftar with the Sudanese.

In fact, the director of public relations at the US embassy in Khartoum, Keith Hughes, appeared a few days ago wearing a Sudanese outfit at the Ramadan Iftar with a group of Sudanese.