“We will connect [Sudan’s] railway lines to Ethiopia. … We also seek to link our railway to South Sudan so that it might serve as a transit hub with Kenya and Uganda, thus facilitating the movement of people and goods to those countries.” – Omar al-Bashir, The Sudanese Media Centre, 3 January 2018.
“Let me also give a particular note of appreciation to the gallant forces that are proudly participating, with exemplary capability that gained the recognition of the observers, in the efforts to restore the legitimacy in Yemen. … This is a participation that was dictated by our religious values, our moral heritage and in staving off terrorism and aggression. And we will continue in this participation until it achieved its noble objectives.” – Omar al-Bashir, The Sudanese Media Centre, 2 January 2018.
“Let me greet in your name, the people of Palestine, the persevering and patient people of Palestine despite all forms of siege and aggression that seek to dismember the Palestinian land and confiscate the holy sites, we renew out declaration of fully standing by the Palestinian people in their just cause while they struggle for the victory of Islam and in defense of the Muslim and Christian holy sites in al-Quds.” – Omar al-Bashir, The Sudanese Media Centre, 2 January 2018.
“We will continue to develop our own combat capabilities according to our defense-based perspective, to be a deterrent force that prevents even just thinking of attacking our country or targeting its sovereignty and resources. … We will exert all required effort to build and develop our military capabilities in accordance with a sophisticated defense system that deters anyone who thinks to undermine the capabilities of our people, because the peace and reconciliation which are not guarded by a force, will be subject to collapse.” – Omar al-Bashir, Xinhuanet, 1 January 2018.
“External forces have agreed that our economy is not suffering from a crisis as some try to portray it, but it is rather facing difficulties and problems.” – Omar al-Bashir, Xinhuanet, 1 January 2018.
“All countries of the world have acknowledged that Sudan does not harbor or support terrorism, but it is a major pillar in combating it.” – Omar al-Bashir, Xinhuanet, 1 January 2018.
“We renew our full stand with the Palestinian people in their just cause as they are struggling to defend Islam and the Islamic and Christian holy sites in al-Quds (Jerusalem).” – Omar al-Bashir, Xinhuanet, 1 January 2018.
“Sudan is inviting its brotherly African countries to implement the decisions of the AU summit, particularly the withdrawal from the ICC membership, if it failed to respond to the African demands.” – Omar al-Bashir, Coastweek, 25 December 2017.
“Brother Erdogan’s visit is very important as Muslims around the world are exposed to repression and torture and they need unity and togetherness.” – Omar al-Bashir, Anadolu Agency, 22 December 2017.
“We have been dreaming about this visit for a long time. … We are thankful to Russia for its position on the international arena, including Russia’s position in the protection of Sudan. We are in need of protection from the aggressive acts of the United States.” – Omar al-Bashir, France 24, 23 November 2017.