Sudan is welcoming with anticipation a new and rigorous period of its contemporary history following cessation of South Sudan in 2011. It enters this period with great hope and anticipation for the future, with the confidence of believers and an industrious determination and awareness of our capable human resource and abundant and diverse natural resources which represent a source of power for any developing nation. Sudan seeks to properly make use of and manage these resources as it has willingly chosen peace in order to harness these resources it has long waited to depend on, because a of war it had been tied to since before independence in 1956, until the comprehensive peace agreement (CPA) in 2005.
As our great country moves forward to a new era in its great history, it is determined to make the end of the old entity a new start for the Sudanese state and the Sudanese people in accordance to a well-studied strategy and specific goals, it is in this context that the concept of Sudan and Europe conferences originated to reflect Sudan's image to the world, and introducing its people, land and resources, its history, present and hopes for the future. It is also provides information to the relevant authorities in the state, international interested parties, domestic and international media outlets and investors.
Sudan is located in north east Africa with the river Nile as the most dominant feature of it is geography, as the Nile basin constitutes 67.4% of the country's total area. Due to its unique geographical location, Sudan has always been a trading and cultural bridge between northern and southern Africa as well as between the Arabian Peninsula and Africa, particularly west and east Africa.
The current people of Sudan descend from a mixture of many ethnicities and groups, most notable are (Arabs / African Hamites), and 96.7% of the population is Muslim.