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Suakin

a port in the NE Sudan, on the Red Sea: formerly the chief port of the African Red Sea; now obstructed by a coral reef. Pop.: 5511 (latest est.)
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He stressed that press reports about the cancellation of the deal and the expulsion of Turkish worker from Suakin were not accurate.
(34.) "Turkey Wants to Rejuvenate Sudan's Suakin Island," Daily Sabah, January 9, 2018, accessed January 16, 2019, https://www.dailysabah.com/business/2018/01/10/turkey-wants-to-rejuvenate-sudans-suakin-island.
The article on Sudan's mystic island, the city port of Suakin, by Karen Dabrowski, in the April edition oi New African, is a welcome discussion.
The two officials discussed on starting the execution of the first phase of the MoU signed between the Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) and the port of Port Sudan for developing the Sudanese Port of Suakin. They also discussed initiating the establishment of Suakin's infrastructure to boost its operations with a view to making it a main trade gateway in the region.
The Sudanese Port of Suakin recently received container cranes and tugboats from Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) as part of the implementation of the first phase of the MoU the company had signed with the Port of Sudan.
The dispute had re-emerged after it had been reported that Turkey would establish a military base on Sudan's Suakin Island.
Earlier in January, Abdel-Mahmoud Abdel-Halim, Khartoum's ambassador to Cairo, was withdrawn for consultations, amid tensions following Sudan's decision to lease the Red Sea island Suakin to Turkey.
Cairo was particularly incensed when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Sudan in December 2017 and won rights to Suakin Island, a port city on the Red Sea, raising concerns that Ankara could build a military base there.
The lease of Suakin Island to Turkey poses no threat to the security of the Arab countries, the Sudanese Embassy in Saudi Arabia said in a message.
Turkey Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said that the restoration at Suakin was agreed during a visit to the ancient port by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
NNA - Sudan has agreed to hand over Suakin Island to Turkey for rebuilding, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said late Monday.
Sudan's small Red Sea isle of Suakin is becoming a new work-shop.