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Mahmoud Affirms Sudan Keenness to Strengthen its Relations with Arab Union for Investment and Estate Development

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Khartoum  - The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Investment Dr. Najm-Eddin Hassan Musa reviewed, at his office Wednesday with the Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry in the Kingdom of Bahrain Wahid Mubarak Sayyal, the bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to boost them further through the joint economic cooperation and expansion of Bahraini investments in Sudan.

The meeting emphasized importance of holding economic forums for investment promotion in Sudan, particularly in the agricultural sector. 

Musa extended detailed explanation on the climate and opportunities of investment as well as the recent economic developments in Sudan, revealing that his ministry is promoting strategic investment projects focusing on agriculture and processing industries.

For his part, the Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry in Bahrain said that his visit aimed at getting acquainted with the investment opportunities and possibility of attracting businessmen to invest in Sudan in the fields of agricultural production, industrial raw materials in addition to the laws, guarantees and encouraging incentives, referring to the possibility of benefiting from the free trade agreement between Bahrain and the United States of America to develop the joint exports sector .

The two sides agreed upon holding of economic, investment and promoting forum in Bahrain in collaboration with the private sector in two countries besides establishment of a joint business council to look after the consolidation and development of Bahraini investments in Sudan.

 

FVP Briefed on Situation of Petroleum bi-Products

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Khartoum  - The First Vice-President of the Republic, General, Bakri Hassan Saleh was briefed, Thursday, on the situation of the petroleum bi-products .

This came when the FVP met, at the Council of Ministers, the Minister of Oil and Gas, Dr. Mohamed Zaid Awad who said in press statements, following the meeting, that General, Saleh gave directives for the increase of oil production and holding of emergency meeting to review the oil production situation in accordance with the developments in oil international prices and the lifting of US economic sanctions imposed on Sudan .

The Minister has pointed out in press statement that he briefed the FVP on the outcomes of the recent visit of the President of Belorussia to Sudan, last January and the directives of the Presidents of the two countries in this connection .

 

ADFD Loans Sudan $90m to Build Hydroelectric Plant

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The ABU DHABI FUND FOR DEVELOPMENT (ADFD) has contributed a $90m concessionary loan for the completion of a 320 megawatt (MW) hydroelectric power plant in eastern Sudan.

ADFD officials attended the official opening of the Upper Atbara and Setit Dam Complex plant, which was inaugurated by Omar Hassan Al Bashir, president of Sudan.

The $1.9bn Upper Atbara and Setit Dam Complex includes Rumela Dam on the Upper Atbarah River and Burdana Dam on the Setit River. The twin dams have a total storage capacity of 2.7 billion cubic metres of water.

The project makes use of natural water resources to reinforce agriculture production and generate much-needed electricity, state news agency, WAM reported.

It also led to the construction of schools, mosques, transportation infrastructure, healthcare centres, and 11 housing communities.

The complex is expected to provide efficient irrigation systems and networks to increase agricultural production in New Halfa area.

Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, director-general of ADFD, said: “ADFD remains committed to supporting the Sudanese government in achieving the country’s developmental goals.

“In line with our mission to fund key sectors that yield significant benefits, our latest project goes a long way in serving the needs of the Sudanese population.

“The plant not only provides a sustainable source of energy, but also helps expand agricultural areas, increases irrigation efficiency and enhances food and energy security.”

Apart from giving a major boost to the national power grid, the project supplies drinking water to thousands of people in the region and irrigates large expanses of fields, growing agricultural produce for domestic and international consumption, Badr El-Din Mahmoud Hamid Abbas, Sudan’s minister of finance and economic planning noted.

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Sudan To Agree WTO Membership This Year

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Sudan wants to finalise its membership of the World Trade Organization this year, its international cooperation minister said on Wednesday as he reopened talks on joining the world body after a 13-year hiatus.

“Today, I am really hopeful that we, the Sudanese delegation would be able to convince you that all of our efforts and your efforts back then have been rejuvenated,” Osman Ahmed Fadul Wash told the WTO meeting, according to a WTO transcript.

To reactivate the process, Khartoum had “carefully and tirelessly” worked on an updated memorandum on its foreign trade regime, a legislative action plan and other documents setting out its plans to comply with WTO rules.

Sudan first applied to join in 1994 but its journey towards membership has been in limbo since March 2004, at a time when its government was being accused of a widespread campaign of killing and looting in western Sudan.

Wash also welcomed an executive order by former U.S. President Barack Obama on Jan. 13 to lift a 20-year trade embargo and remove financial sanctions on Sudan after 180 days, provided Khartoum acts further to improve human rights.

“We believe this resolution will contribute towards increasing trade, attracting foreign direct investment and end the economic isolation that affected the Sudanese citizens for two decades,” he said.

Sudan will have to get approval to join the WTO from all other members, including the United States, which still considers it to be a state sponsor of terrorism.

The Japanese diplomat chairing Sudan’s accession talks, Ryosuke Kuwana, said the WTO accession process was an integral part of Sudanese economic reforms.

“I believe that due to the size of Sudan and its strategic location bordering seven countries … its accession has broader implications to the region where the largest number of the acceding governments is concentrated in the African continent,” he said.

Since Sudan last held talks on joining the WTO, new rules have been introduced to ease membership for least developed countries, which mean Sudan’s bid to join the current 164 members could go much quicker than 13 years ago.

The Sudanese meeting is the second rekindling of WTO accession talks within a week, after Belarus came back to restart negotiations following a 12-year break.

Other countries still outside the trading club include Algeria, Azerbaijan, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Uzbekistan.

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 Sudan, Kenya Agree to Increase Investment and Trade

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Sudan and Kenya agreed during the first Sudanese Kenyan Economic Forum sessions to increase investment and trade exchange in the coming period, to enhance partnerships in all economic fields. 

Minister of State at the Sudanese investment ministry Osama Faisal, highlighted the strong relations between the two countries and Sudan’s willingness to further develop and strengthen exchange and investment.

President of the Agriculture and Livestock and Fisheries and Irrigation Committee at the Kenyan parliament, Adan Mohammed, the head of Kenyan side, expressed his country interest in developing relations with Sudan in various fields, in view of the potential and the resources that are available in various states of Sudan.

Sudan’s ambassador to Kenya, Ambassador  Al Sadiq Elias, expressed confidence that the participants in the forum of the Kenyan side will work to transfer the positive climates that dominated the event for the rest of Kenyan companies and institutions. And confirmed that there are political and economic will to increase investment and trade exchanges between Sudan and Kenya.

The Kenyan delegation, which included public officials and representatives of more than 20 companies and businessmen, stood on the investment potential and the projects that have been implemented through bilateral partnerships, along with projects in progress and future projects.

The relevant experts and officials gave in details a comprehensive statement to the delegation in regards to lifting US sanctions on Sudan, particularly trade and investment opportunities that may be available for Sudan

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Wali of Khartoum Welcomes Arab Investments in Estate Development

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Khartoum  -    The Wali of Khartoum State, General, Abdul Rahim Mohammed Hussein has welcomed the Arab investment in different fields, specially, estate development to contribute to bridge housing sector- gap .

This came when General, Hussein received, Thursday, the Chairman of the Arab Union for Estate and Development Investment, Sheikh, Ahmed Al-Sweideen in the presence of the Secretary General of the National Fund for Housing and Re-construction, Dr. Ghulamedden Osman .

The meeting discussed the available investment opportunities and the spheres of the joint cooperation .

General, Hussein, during the meeting, called on the union to contribute to provision of low cost-housing for the limited income people, appreciating the union chairman and membership for choosing Sudan as resident for the union .

 

Investment Minister welcomes Djiboutian desire to invest in agricultural sector


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Khartoum  - The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Investment Dr. Najm-Eddin Hassan Musa reviewed, at his office Wednesday with the Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry in the Kingdom of Bahrain Wahid Mubarak Sayyal, the bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to boost them further through the joint economic cooperation and expansion of Bahraini investments in Sudan.

The meeting emphasized importance of holding economic forums for investment promotion in Sudan, particularly in the agricultural sector. 

Musa extended detailed explanation on the climate and opportunities of investment as well as the recent economic developments in Sudan, revealing that his ministry is promoting strategic investment projects focusing on agriculture and processing industries.

For his part, the Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry in Bahrain said that his visit aimed at getting acquainted with the investment opportunities and possibility of attracting businessmen to invest in Sudan in the fields of agricultural production, industrial raw materials in addition to the laws, guarantees and encouraging incentives, referring to the possibility of benefiting from the free trade agreement between Bahrain and the United States of America to develop the joint exports sector .

The two sides agreed upon holding of economic, investment and promoting forum in Bahrain in collaboration with the private sector in two countries besides establishment of a joint business council to look after the consolidation and development of Bahraini investments in Sudan.

 

Sudanese-Bahraini Agreement on formation of joint business council to bolster investment cooperation

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Khartoum  - The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Investment Dr. Najm-Eddin Hassan Musa reviewed, at his office Wednesday with the Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry in the Kingdom of Bahrain Wahid Mubarak Sayyal, the bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to boost them further through the joint economic cooperation and expansion of Bahraini investments in Sudan.

The meeting emphasized importance of holding economic forums for investment promotion in Sudan, particularly in the agricultural sector. 

Musa extended detailed explanation on the climate and opportunities of investment as well as the recent economic developments in Sudan, revealing that his ministry is promoting strategic investment projects focusing on agriculture and processing industries.

For his part, the Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry in Bahrain said that his visit aimed at getting acquainted with the investment opportunities and possibility of attracting businessmen to invest in Sudan in the fields of agricultural production, industrial raw materials in addition to the laws, guarantees and encouraging incentives, referring to the possibility of benefiting from the free trade agreement between Bahrain and the United States of America to develop the joint exports sector .

The two sides agreed upon holding of economic, investment and promoting forum in Bahrain in collaboration with the private sector in two countries besides establishment of a joint business council to look after the consolidation and development of Bahraini investments in Sudan.

 

Sudan Coordinates with UAE to Map out Exchange Experience-Program

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Dubai Feb-2017 (SUNA) The State Minister at the Council of Ministers, Jamal Mahmoud Ibrahim, announced that coordination is currently underway, in the Sudanese embassy, in United Arab Emirates (UAE) for drawing up a detailed experience exchange program with the UAE, according to the programs reviewed at Dubai World Government Summit for the benefit of the Sudanese experts in the context electronic government and administrative reform .
He told SUNA that Sudan participates in the summit with high level-delegation headed by Minister of Labor and Administrative Reform, Dr. Ahmed Babiker Nahar .

 

Minister of Finance Lauds UAE Stances Supporting Sudan

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Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, the Representative of the President to the 5th session of Dubai World Government's Summit, Dr. Badr Edeen Mahmoud has affirmed the strong relations between Sudan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) .
The minister told SUNA that he met, on the side lines of the summit, The UAE Deputy President, Governor of Dubai, Sheikh, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktum and the Crown Prince of Abu-Dhabi, Sheikh, Mohammed Bin Zaid Al-Nahian reviewed with them the bilateral relations between the two sisterly countries .
He said the two UAE senior officials have affirmed the continuation of their country's efforts concerning the total lifting of the US economic sanctions imposed on Sudan .

 

Investment Minister briefed on arrangement for holding Third Agricultural Conference during February 27-28

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The Minister of Investment Dr. Mudathir Abdal-Ghani Abdal-Rahman was briefed, in a meeting with the President of the Arab Authority for Agricultural and Investment Development (AAAID) Mohammed Bin Obaid Al-Mazrooei, on the arrangements for the launch of the Third Arab Conference for Agricultural Investment, scheduled to be held during 27-28 of the current February.
Al-Mazrooei explained that the conference would witness wide Arab and external participation besides the Arab funds, the international and regional organizations as well as the businessmen from German, Turkey and China, pointing out that AAAID has completed development of all preparations for the organization of the exhibition accompanying the conference with the participation of states and companies, referring to the program on the visits of the participating delegations to the pioneering agricultural investment projects of the Sudanese and Arab private sectors.
He added that the conference would discuss five axes on food provision, food security and financing policies, revealing that a number of agreements on agricultural investment are to be signed during the conference activities.

For his part, the Minister of Investment underscored all the arrangements adopted, explaining that his ministry prepared promotional program on the Sudan efforts to create favorable investment climate in addition to the preparation of new agricultural investment projects.
He stressed importance of continuation in promoting the conference to convince the Sudanese and Arab public opinion to contribute to the consolidation of states' effort in realization of food security, pointing out that the qualitative participation in the conference activities emphasizes the desire in exploring investment opportunities, particularly that Sudan is entering a new era of economic and political stability.

 

First Vice President praises Livestock Ministry's role in supporting national economy

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The First Vice President of the Republic Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih has underlined support of the Presidency of the Republic to the programs of the Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries to achieve food security and alleviate poverty as more than 70% of the Sudan population engaged in farming and herding.

The First Vice President of the Republic said, when he addressed Tuesday the Sixth Annual Conference of the Ministers and Officials for Livestock in the States at the premises of the Ministry of Livestock, that the holding of the conference at this time, "the Mid-Five-Year Program 2015-2019" came to get acquainted with the programs and plans to achieve the whole objectives of the program, adding that political detente and the partial lift of sanctions would add significant advantages in terms of technology, vaccines and implementation of the President of the Republic's Food Security Initiative after its adoption in all stages by the Arab Economic Council and the Arab League, pointing out that all of the studies indicate that Sudan could supply the Arab world with food by achieving about 25% of the Arab food programs and livestock in the Arab plan of 2030. 

He drew the attention that the cabinet's decision, preventing raw leather export, aims to encourage the leather industry in Sudan, referring to the commitment on the health conditions of the livestock export in order not to distort the Sudanese exports reputation, alluding to the importance of commitment to the controls of health measures of the non-productive female animals as well as to avoid conflicts between pastoralists and farmers to comply with the right tracks, stressing the importance of the reasonableness of levies imposed by the state legislatures for the exports not to be affected by these levies.

 

US Businessmen to Visit Khartoum Next Month

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A delegation of American businessmen and investors will visit Khartoum next month to look into investment opportunities in the resource-rich country, according to the Sudan Employers Union.

Speaking to the SMC, secretary of Strategic Policies and Planning in the Union Samir Ahmed Qassem said a package of financial and trade policies is being discussed with their counterparts in the US and Europe to effectively pull through the six-month period  sanctions review period and to prepare for the complete lifting of the ban.

In this regard, the Union is taking practical steps in coordination with the Sudanese Banks Union and a number of authorities to ensure their readiness for the grace period and the following phase, while ensuring that all policies advance the national economy.

He said that the joint committees, which were recently established with the Banks Union and Central Bank, proceeds as required in its tasks related to banking and commercial procedures during this phase.

Last month, the United States had announced the end of a 20-year economic embargo on Sudan, lifting trade and financial sanctions in an effort to foster ties with the Sudanese government.

The announcement made by outgoing President Barack Obama’s administration after an executive order to permanently repeal a range of sanctions as a result of Sudan’s efforts to improve security in the region.

For the first time in two decades, Sudan will be able to receive imported goods and services from the US, as authorised by the US Department of the Treasury.

The lift will also release frozen Sudanese property and assets held in the US, and permits the trade with the oil and gas industry in Sudan.

Sudan hosts a wealth of investment opportunities in agriculture, oil and the mining sectors among others. The final lifting of sanctions is expected to open new doors of investment and cooperation between Sudan and the rest of the world.

 

African Development Bank's President to visit Sudan next weekAfricanDevelopmentBank

The President of the African Development Bank Dr. Adesina Oknomi is due to visit Sudan during February 27- March 2 to hold meeting with the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, the Governor of the Central Bank and a number of economic officials.
The Bank's Senior Economist Yousuf Mohamed Ahmed Bashir said that the visit is made for the importance of Sudan and its impact on the economic development in Africa as Sudan enjoys tremendous economic resources that will contribute to the process of development projects in Africa.
Bashir said, in a statement to (SUNA), that the key issues to be discussed by bank's president are the foreign debt issue and the development of agricultural sector in Sudan, referring to the efforts of the bank to resolve external debt deprived Sudan from a lot of resources that could contribute to the development question, revealing that the bank is cooperating with Sudan on the debt issue on two tracks; one on the known technical conditions and the other on the political issues concerning the assurances from creditors. He added that bank's president would review the issue of external debt in the presence of External Debt Committee assigned by the Presidency of the Republic to discuss the debt issue and the zero option represented in Sudan bearing to the burden all debts after the secession of the South Sudan providing consent of the two countries to discuss ways for resolving the problem.
Bashir stressed the bank's president inauguration for the Youth Capacity Revitalization Project in agricultural field at $ 30 million to generate an additional income for the youth segment, referring to the inclusive vision of the bank chairperson focusing on a number of the pillars including Africa's electrification, industrialization acceleration and changing of citizen lives.

 

US General Electric expresses desire to invest in oil and gas sectorDr.Zayid

The Minister of Oil and Gas Dr. Mohamed Zayid Awad has revealed desire of the US General Electric Corporation in access to Sudan to invest in a number of vital areas such as energy, transport, aviation, health and oil as well as the work to provide necessary funds as the company enjoys high global expertise in all the mentioned fields
This came when he received a high-level delegation from the General Electric Corporation, headed by its Chief Executive for North East Africa Engineer Ayman Khatab.
The minister pointed to the investment boom in the oil and gas sector in the coming period as a result of the improvement in the global oil prices and the lift of the US embargo on Sudan, reviewing the most promising opportunities in the oil and gas sector in the field of exploration and production as well as the processing of the gas associated with the oil productive fields, construction of refineries and storage as well as the construction of oil installations including pipelines to transport crude oil and petroleum productions to link all the cities of Sudan and the places of consumption such as the agro- industrial sector according to the ministry's plan. 
Dr. Awad stressed that the ministry has prepared all the data and feasibility studies for all the investment projects in the oil and gas sector, touching on the ministry's plan to bid the global tender in the coming period. 
For his part, Engineer Khatab called for getting acquainted with the priorities of the oil and gas sector in order to invest in it, revealing they possess modern technologies and capabilities for staff training and capacity building.

 

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