Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan landed in Khartoum on Sunday and met his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir at the start of a three-country African tour.
Turkey and Sudan have signed 12 agreements in political, economic and social fields.
"The sanctions have stolen much from the future of this country", said Erdogan in a speech at a ceremony in which he was awarded an honorary doctorate of law by Sudan's University of Khartoum Monday.
"We need to raise our trade volume to $10 billion", Erdogan said. "It is also distinguished, given the great accompanying ministerial delegation", said Bashir at a joint press conference with Erdogan following the talks. One of these agreements stipulates setting up a "strategic cooperation council".
"Around a $500 million trade volume [in 2016] between the two countries is not enough".
"As we stood alongside the Sudanese people previously, we will continue supporting them in the future".
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