KHARTOUM, September 30, 2021—This afternoon, World Bank Group President David Malpass met with Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman al-Burhan, Chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan.
President Malpass and Chairman al-Burhan discussed the current socioeconomic conditions in Sudan, the peace process, and the importance of continued consensus-building and broad-based political support for further reforms in the energy sector.
President Malpass commended Sudan for its progress since the 2019 Revolution and affirmed the World Bank Group’s strong support for investments in energy, agriculture, rural development, and finance.
President Malpass and Chairman al-Burhan discussed the importance of patience, peace, and stability in order to achieve good development outcomes, including poverty reduction, economic growth, and improved livelihoods for all Sudanese people.
President Malpass and Chairman al-Burhan also discussed regional cooperation in the context of the Horn of Africa initiative to bring tangible benefits for all Sudanese people and their neighbors.