Sep 25 , 2015 (KHARTOUM) – President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir pointed out that the Country is in need for dialogue and the current time in Sudan is necessitates adoption of dialogue as means for maintaining the unity and political, economic, and social stability of the Country.
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Speaking on occasion of Eid Al-Adha, President Al-Bashir congratulated those who safeguarding the Country from the Armed Forces, National Intelligence and Security Service, police, people's Defense Forces and the Rapid Support Forces, disclosing that they are carrying out their duties in protecting security and sovereignty of the Country.
He also congratulated forces participated in Decisive Storm Operation defending the Two Holy Mosques and restoring legitimacy in Yemen.
President Al-Bashir congratulated the Palestinian people who are subjecting to aggression these days, calling all governments and people to support Palestine to repulse the aggression.
He extended congratulation to Syrians and Yemenis who are existing in Sudan and to all Arab and Islamic communities as well as foreign Muslim communities in Sudan.
September 25, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese authorities announced today that one of their citizens was among the victims of the stampede that occurred near the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia said that 717 pilgrims were killed and more than 850 injured in the crush. 131 Iranians were among the dead, according to Iranian news agencies prompting Tehran to declare a three-day mourning period.
The Saudi health minister Khalid al-Falih, said in a statement that the stampede may have been caused by “some pilgrims who didn’t follow the guidelines and instructions issued by the responsible authorities”.
According to the director of the Sudanese Hajj and Umrah commission al-Motee’ Mohammed Ahmed, one Sudanese pilgrim died during the stampede while two others were injured.
He denied any link between today’s disaster and the death of two other Sudanese women stressing that they passed away before the stampede in Mina occurred.
He noted that the crush occurred near the camps of the Sudanese pilgrims which in the aftermath turned into an emergency site to rescue the injured.
This is the deadliest accident to occur during the annual hajj pilgrimage season since 1990 when 1,426 pilgrims suffocated in a tunnel near Mecca.