Sudan is the country with the third largest territory and the ninth largest population in Africa. Just like Europe, Sudan is united in diversity of languages, religions, cultures and ethnic groups.
The relations between Sudan and the European Union began in 1975. The European Union is represented by a delegation, which is a fully accredited diplomatic mission. The Delegation is headed by the EU Ambassador and forms part of a network of 135 EU Delegations across the globe.
The Delegation to Sudan is the workplace of European and Sudanese colleagues; advisers, programme and project managers, administrators, accountants, secretaries, assistants, drivers and guards.
The European Union engages in political dialogue with Sudanese interlocutors. It provides development assistance (0.7 billion Euros since 1993). And humanitarian aid (more than 1.2 billion euros since 1994). The 2016 global strategy for the European Union's foreign policy and security policy established the framework for the work of the European Union in third world countries, including Sudan. Hence, the Delegation ensures the follow –up of this strategy, which focuses on security, global resilience, dealing with conflicts, regional collaboration and global governance.
The Delegation undertakes extensive coordination with EU member states in these areas. We also collaborate on public diplomacy to maintain visibility, awareness and understanding of the European Union.
The European Union does not seek to impose its values and interests. Our role is to share these with our partners, and through dialogue and constructive engagement to seek to improve relations and the living conditions of vulnerable people in countries where we work.
Given the success of the European project, we also work to support regional integration efforts and trans-boundary cooperation.