KHARTOUM, President Omer Hassan Al Bashir of Sudan awarded the Al Neelain Order, first class, to the UAE's Chief of Staff Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Romaithi, in recognition of his efforts to strengthen co-operation between the armed forces of the UAE and Sudan.

The decoration ceremony was held in Khartoum today, in the presence of Sudan's Defence Minister General Awad Mohammed Ibn Aouf.

Lt. General Al Romaithi said he was happy to receive this honour and thanked the President of Sudan for conferring the Order on him.

He also met with the Sudanese Defence Minister and General Imad El Din Mustafa Adawi, Chief of Sudan's Joint Staff, and discussed with them ways to expand military co-operation.

Source: Emirates News Agency