Message from the Charge’ d’Affairs a.i
“Sudan is country of a grand nation, and cradle of many great civilizations.”
On behalf of the Government of the Republic of the Sudan and all the staff at the Diplomatic Mission, I have the pleasure to welcome all of you to the official website of the Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan in Canada.
Sudan is diversified and multicultural country, sits at the crossroads of Sub-Saharan, Northeast Africa, and is bordered by seven countries: Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west, Egypt to the north, Eritrea and the Red Sea to the northeast, Ethiopia to the southeast, Libya to the northwest, and South Sudan to the south. Four of these neighboring countries: South Sudan, Ethiopia, Chad, and CAR are land locked, that provides a chance for Sudan to be their gateway to the world. Already all of oil from the Republic of South Sudan goes to world markets through Sudan downstream facilities. As such Sudan represents a suitable gateway. It has a population of 45.7 million people as of 2022 and occupies 1,886,068 square kilometres (728,215 square miles), making it Africa's third-largest country by area and the third-largest by area in the Arab League. It was the largest country by area in Africa and the Arab League until the secession of South Sudan in 2011. Its capital city, is Khartoum, lies at the confluence of the White Nile and the Blue Nile, its most populous city is Omdurman (part of the metropolitan area of Khartoum). and its main port, is Port Sudan on the Red Sea.
The relationship between Sudan and Canada is long-standing and counts at the first place on an active Sudanese community in Canada. The bilateral partnership between Sudan and Canada will continue to strengthen.
Sudan is widely recognized as a cradle of many great civilizations. Renowned kingdoms like Kerma, Kush, Meroe and others flourished in the ancient world and made splendid contributions to the humanity. Meroe which was the first to develop iron industry in the ancient world was known as Birmingham of Africa.
Sudan is endowed with immense abundant untapped natural resources including vast areas of land. Approximately 63% of Sudan’s land area is agricultural land, which is suitable for a wide variety of crop cultivation and animal husbandry. Cultivable land is estimated at 74 million hectares, only 25 percent of which is currently under cultivation. Water resources comprise water from the river Nile and its tributaries, seasonal streams, underground water, and rainfall, estimated around 30 billion cubic meters. Sudan’s vast multitude of domestic animals represent a large proportion of all African livestock. Official sources estimated cattle numbers at 42 million, sheep 55 million, goats 45 million, camels 7 million and poultry 60 million. The fertile agricultural lands, the enormous quantities of water, and the variety of its livestock qualify Sudan to be the breadbasket for the Arab World, the Middle East, and the African Continent.
The country's foreign policy focuses on preservation of Sudan territorial integrity, promotion of trans-regional economic cooperation, integration into African structures and contribution to the strengthening of global security. Sudan believes in a policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries and the autonomy of all nations in global politics, as well as the right of states to relations based on common interest and mutual benefit. It also supports an international order that promotes justice, equality, human inter-dependence, sustainable development, and good neighborly relations. Sudan as a member of international and regional organisations, plays a major role to enhance peace, security, and stability in the region.
There are tremendous opportunities for Sudan and Canada to work together towards unlocking the huge potentials for mutual fruitful cooperation and partnership in the future in all domains. Now our two countries enjoy wide-ranging and ever-expanding ties across many spheres, including political bilateral consultations, education, and cultural ties.
I invite you to use our internet sources, and glad to say that I and the Embassy staff would be delighted to offer you further assistance. Please browse our web site for more information about the Embassy of the Republic of Sudan in Ottawa. If you have any questions or would like to speak with our staff regarding our services, they stand ready to assist you.
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Dr. Bakhit Ismail Dahya
Charge’ d’Affairs a.i