Sudan’s prime minister and Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince met today to discuss Saudi investment opportunities in the Red Sea, the Sudanese government said, as the kingdom seeks to boost its influence across the strategic Horn of Africa. According to the Associated Press, the high-level Sudanese delegation flew to Saudi Arabia for a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman this week for a two-day visit as the northeastern African nation struggles to revive its ailing economy and secure a transition to democratic rule.