KHARTOUM, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) has provided 106 million euros to support Sudanese affected by natural disasters, a Sudanese official announced Sunday.
Sudan's First Vice-President and Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh met the visiting European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides.
"The first vice-president's meeting with the European official reviewed the positive development regarding the humanitarian and political affairs in Sudan," Attal-Mannan Bakheet, Sudan's State Minister for Foreign Affairs, told reporters.
"The EU donated 106 million euros for Sudan to meet the needs of people affected by natural disasters in the country," he noted.
Meanwhile, Sudan's foreign ministry said in a statement that Bakheet met earlier on the day with Stylianides and briefed him on the development of the situations in the country.
According to the statement, Stylianides' visit in Khartoum tends to enhance the standing cooperation between Sudan and the EU in the humanitarian field, inspect the EU projects in Darfur and get acquainted with the conditions of the refugees from South Sudan.