The Sudanese Minister of Defence died during a visit to South Sudan

During his visit to South Sudan, Sudanese Defence Minister Jamal Umar died of heart problems. He died on Wednesday, March 25, according to Gate News.

“Minister of Defense of the Sudan Jamal Umar died this morning in South Sudan due to a heart attack,” the publication writes.

According to the portal, there are discussions with the Sudanese authorities regarding the transportation of the body of the minister to Khartoum.

In Juba, the Minister participated in talks between the Government of the Sudan and opposing armed groups based in South Sudan. At the time of his death, Umaru was almost 70 years old.