Muscat, Nov. 25 (SUNA) - Sudan affirmed its commitment and support for the Muscat Declaration issued today at the conclusion of the work of the 3rd Global Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance, in which a number of ministers from within the Sultanate of Oman and more than 30 ministers and representatives of more than 40 countries participated.

The Minister of Animal Resources and Fisheries, Hafez Abdel Nabi, asserted the importance of facing the challenges resulting from antimicrobial resistance affecting humans and animals, adding that Sudan has a national action plan for antimicrobial resistance, in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization and the Scientific Health Organization, which was approved in 2018, while the FAO provided significant support from the Fleming Fund in terms of technical support and training to help veterinary laboratories combat antimicrobial resistance.

He called on the stakeholders for more support for the needs of antimicrobial resistance, praising the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization to Sudan, noting that the next conference will be held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2024.

Minister Hafez has extended congratulations to the Sultanate and the people of the Sultanate of Oman on the occasion of the 52nd National Day, praising the close historical fraternal ties that bind the leaderships and peoples of the two countries.

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