Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih meets with Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono at the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo, Japan May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Saudi Arabia will supply Sudan with millions of tonnes of oil for the next five years to help it tackle a growing energy crisis, the African country's oil minister said Monday.Sudan has been hit with an acute fuel crisis for weeks now, sending black market prices surging in Khartoum as residents queued outside fuel stations for hours.The financing of the deal is to be facilitated by Saudi Development Bank, Osman added without giving financial details of the agreement or when the first oil delivery was expected.Sudan's overall economy has been hit hard, particularly after the south separated from the north in 2011, taking with it about 75 percent of oil revenues.
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