First Vice - President Chairs Meeting with Deputies of Prime Minister and Heads of Ministerial Sectors
Khartoum, Jan. 18 (SUNA)- The First Vice - President and National Prime Minister, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih, Thursday chaired at his office at the Council of Ministers a meeting with the deputies of the Prime Minister and heads of the ministerial sectors.
In a press statement, the State Minister at the Council of Ministers, Tariq Tawfiq, said that the meeting has discussed outcome of the meeting of the Economic Sector's ministers with the Speaker of the National Assembly, heads of the economic committees and the parliamentary groups which has come out with clear-cut understandings.
He said that the First Vice - President and Prime Minister has appreciated outcome of the meetings which had been held and stressed the importance of the exchange of information and consultation between the executive and the legislative authorities.
He said that the meeting affirmed that the general budget for the year 2018 has been discussed and approved by the concerned mechanisms of the Ministry of Finance, the economic ministerial sector, the Council of Ministers and the National Assembly.
Tariq said that the meeting has agreed on the measures adopted for reducing the commodities' prices at markets, referring to the directive of the First Vice - President to the Minister of Trade and the Walis (governors) of the states to provide basic commodities for the citizens and to monitor the markets.
He indicated that the meeting has discussed the flow of the basic commodities for the citizens, especially the imported commodities
He said that the meeting also reviewed outcome of the meetings between the chairman of the economic development sector with the private sector in the context of the plan of the private sector for enhancing the Sudanese exports, adding that the First Vice - President has directed the concerned organs and institutions to contribute to success of the plan.