is now a member of the central government of Sudan in Khartoum. Cf. the news-clip below.
Prof. Ibrahim Ahmed Omer: The Sudanese-Chinese relations have reached the level of strategic partnership
Khartoum, Feb. 28 (SUNA) - Minister of Science and Technology and Deputy Chairman of the National Congress for Thought and Culture Affairs Prof. Ibrahim Ahmed Omer has said that the Sudanese-Chinese relations have reached the level of strategic partnership politically and economically. In an interview to Sudan News Agency (SUNA) on the occasion of the celebrations marking the golden jubilee of the Sudanese-Chinese relations, Prof. Omer pointed out that the political axis witnessed important meetings between the National Congress and the Chinese Communist Party, describing the relations between the two parties as strong and further boosted by exchanged visits, affirming the keenness of the two parties to preserve what have been accomplished and for further boost in the future. On the economic relations, Prof. Omer said the Chinese investments in the petroleum field contributed effectively to boosting the development and investment process in Sudan. He praised the Chinese stances supporting Sudan in the international forums. Prof. Omer pointed out that Sudan with its distinguished relations with China gave a model for the African countries, a matter that encouraged them to maintain openness towards China, pointing out that China's dealing with Sudan is based on mutual benefits. On China's role in supporting science and technology in Sudan, Prof. Omer said China supported the higher education revolution in Sudan by provision of laboratory equipment to universities. He added that part of the Chinese loan to Sudan has been allocated to the Ministry to support solar energy fields and provision of laboratories to the research institutions. BT/BT
When Ibrahim Ahmed Omer visited Sweden in 1984, I took the opportunity to make an interview with him. The result was a video tape with the title Islam, science and development, 43 minutes long, now in the University Library in Lund, Sweden.