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February 23, 2018

First Vice President stresses state's concern with agricultural sector innovation
Khartoum, (SANA) - First Vice President of the Republic and National Prime Minister Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Saleh has affirmed the state's with the promotion of agricultural sector by the adeoption of international successful experiences and methods. In his address at the Friendship Hall on Thursday to the Ministerial Meeting of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in its Thirtieth Session with the participation of 38 Ministers of Agriculture, the FAO Director-General, the President of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and the Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the First Vice-President of Republic revealed strategy on the creation of employment opportunities for youth as the most important segment in the country, especially as they have advantages in academic and technical progress, consistent with the state programs aimed at the development of sustainable development, especially as they have advantages in academic and technical progress, which is consistent with the state programs aiming at the development of sustainable development. Lt. Gen. Salih pointed out that the peace and stability witnessed by the country was now one of the national dialogue and consensus on national issues, pointing to the huge resources enjoyed by Sudan and the African continent. He called for enhancing the interests of African countries to be at the forefront of the world, stressing importance of developing plans nas following the shortest roads ton achieve food security, enumerating Sudan's large resources that can contribute to the availability of food. He said that Sudan wan now moving forward at a steady pace, especially after the lifting of the economic embargo, which opened wide prospects for foreign investment, pointing to the formation of the Food Security Council to lead preparations for the provision of food. The First Vice President praised the FAO's plans and information provision helping in the progress of agriculture in the world, stressing that the Khartoum meeting is one of the most important meetings as the country seeks to develop plans to provide projects that contribute to the provision of food and the elimination of hunger.

An agreement to form a committee between Sudan and Turkey
Governments of Sudan and Turkey agreed to form a joint committee in fields of politics, economic and commerce beside activation of tourism sector between the two countries, especially in Red Sea state. Moreover, they agreed to activate agreements and mechanisms signed between the two countries during period of visit of Turkey president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Minister of Sudan international cooperation, Idris Suliman discussed on Wednesday with Turkey vice prime minister, Hakan Jawish according to “SUNA” ways of strengthen the joint cooperation. Suliman welcomed in the efforts made by Turkey’s government in order to activate sector of tour in Sudan especially, city of “Sawakin”, in addition to his recent visit to city of “Alfashir”, west Sudan and museum of “Sultan Ali Dinar”, affirming eternal Sudanese-Turkish relations in various fields and the estimated efforts undertaken by Turkey in Sudan recently.

CBoS Governor underlines backing of banking sector to develop national economy
Khartoum, (KUNA) - The Governor of the Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS) Hazim Abdul-Gadir has affirmed CBoS readiness to support the banking sector to develop the national economy through spreading and deepening the culture of electronic money and the dealing with the electronic services and payment. The CBoS Governor announced, during the launch of the campaign to promote electronic payment services Thursday at the bank headquarters, the outset of the national campaign to promote electronic banking, electronic payment and awareness on these services through focusing on the points of sale and payment service via mobile and asc well as publishing them to citizens, pointing out that these services save bank deposits within the banking system and reduce the risk of dealing directly with cash in most payments. Abdul-Gadir said that CBoS has been seeking to develop and support electronic payment as a strategy for change and transformation of the society from a cash society that deals with the risky real money to an e-money-based society, confessing that the private sector is an authentic partner of the banking sector in achieving this goal by contributing to the electronic application to the universities, electronic collection, customs fees, collection of Hajj fees and other services, explaining that what was done is the beginning of the e-government project, praising the role of the Ministries of Finance and Communications, which provided the necessary infrastructure for communication technologies and helped provision of electronic services. He revealed that the central bank targeted the clients of banks and citizens outside the banking sector with a package of electronic banking services around the clock, pointing to the importance of the electronic services in the good management of funds and easy repayment of obligations, whether they are commodities or services in the least time and effort and more protection.

February 21, 2018

Teaching labs for health institutions donated by Carter Centre
Health academies in Sudan will receive teaching laboratories and audio- visual aids donated by Carter Center in Sudan, an official of the donors announced. Academies tipped for the donation, to the tune of 278 thousand-plus dollars, include the Academy of Health Sciences and Sudan Midwives School. Dr Aziz Michael of Carter Centre in Khartoum elaborated that 6 skill Labs will be handed over to Midwives School of Omdurman, another 6 to School of Medical Assistants and the same to theatre attendants. “The teaching labs and audio visual aids will be distributed in different cities in Sudan including Wad Madani, Sinja, Al-Obaid, Al-Foula, Kadogli and Omdurman”, representative of Carter Center in Sudan said in statements.
Sudanese Minister of Health, Qatari ambassador in Khartoum along with a delegation from Carter Center’s Headquarters in Atlanta will attend the event.

Bakri Affirms State concern with Housing as Strategic Project
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The First Vice - President and Natioanl Prime Minister, Lt. Gen Bakri Hassan Salih, affirmed concern of state with housing as strategic project. This came in his meeting Tuesday at his office in Council of Ministers with the state minister at Council of Minsiters , Tariq Tawfiq in the presence of the Secretary-General secretariat of the National Fund for Housing and Development, Dr. Gholam-Eddin Osman. Tawfiq said that the meeting tackled performance National Fund of Housing and Development during the past period, indicating that the Prime minister gave directive to present proposals on provison houses for expatriates,calling for enhancement of cooperation between the Fund and the civil organizations in inside and outside the Country .

Sudan partakes in session of Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Geneva
Khartoum, (SUNA)-Minister of Justice, Dr Idris Ibrahim Jameel left to Geneva Tuesday heading Sudan delegation participating in the 19th Session of Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which will rum from 21-22 of current February in Geneva. It is worth mentioning that the session will discuss Sudan first report according to the International Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities. The delegation comprises Rapporteur of the Advisory Council for Human Rights and Head of Persons with Disabilities Section at the Council.

Attorney-General heads to UK to participate in Criminal Justice Forum
Khartoum,(SUNA)-The Attorney-General, Omer Ahmed Mohamed leading a high-level delegation left Tuesday to Britain to take part in International Criminal Justice Forum , which will take place in UK during 21-23 of current February. The Attorney-General said in a statement to SUNA that the Forum will discuss issues of human trafficking, modern slavery, forced labor and organized crimes with aim to empower the general prosecutions in European countries and some selected countries which include Sudan. He added the Forum also aims to adopt effective international network of experts to deal with issues of human trafficking , bring criminals to justice , protection of witnesses and victims to curb such crime. The Attorney-General further added that the Forum will also work for adopting continued agenda for bilateral and multilateral talks to overcome difficulties and obstacles before effective international cooperation in combatting crimes of slavery , human trafficking and forced labor.

February 20, 2018

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister arrives in Sudan
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, Hakan Jawish will arrive Sudan on Tuesday to hold discussions with First Vice President, Bakri Hassan Salih in addition to his visit to Sawakin Island in order to find out the projects of restoration of historic buildings. A statement issued by the media center of Turkish official on Sunday said visit of Deputy Prime Minister will take two days which witnesses discussions in Khartoum in addition to visit of Projects of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TICCA) for restoration of historic buildings of Sawakin island on Red Sea coast.

CBoS develops new controls to enable banks to deal with their counterparts abroad
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The Central Bank of Sudan's (CBoS) Assistant Governor for the Financial Institutions and Systems Sector Awad Ali Abdullah Abu Shuk said that CBoS has set new controls, following the partial lifting of the economic sanctions imposed on Sudan, to enable Sudanese banks to deal with their foreign counterparts. This came during his speech Monday at the opening session of the Forum on the Requirements for Dealing with Correspondent Banks, which was organized by the Union of Sudanese Banks and the Union of Arab Banks under the auspices of the Central Bank of Sudan at Al-Salam Rotana Hotel Rotana. Abu Shuk said the central bank aims at encouragement of exports, increase of competitiveness in new markets and creation of conducive environment for the entry of investors in the fields of production and exports. The CBoS Assistant Governor urged the banks to complete dealing with the international banks, stressing the importance of removing barriers preventing benefiting from the payment systems and Arabic and non-Arabic facilities. The Secretary General of the Union of Arab Banks Wisam Hassan Fattouh underlined partnership between the public and private banks to finance small and medium enterprises and to create jobs for youth to fight unemployment. Fattouh pointed out that the governments and Arab Central Banks should encourage the spirit of action to combat unemployment, hoping that banks will encourage the financing of some projects for the of society development.

February 19, 2018

Foreign Minister meets German Deputy Foreign Minister
Khartoum,(SUNA)- The Minister for Defense, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour, met with the German Deputy Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, where the two sides reviewed development and promotion of bilateral relations between the two countries. Professor Ghandour said Sudan welcomes German companies wishing to operate in the Sudan, referring in particular to Siemens Company which resumed operation in the Sudan. The minister commended the German efforts in boosting peace process in Darfur referring in particular to the unofficial meeting between the government of the Sudan and the rebel movements from Darfur region which took place in Germany, with the aim of bringing closer the views of the two sides. The German Deputy Foreign minister, Valetta Lynder has underlined the particular bonds linking the Sudan and Germany saying his country is committed to continue its efforts for brining closer the views of the Sudanese government and that of the rebel movements The German official referred to the vital role played by the Sudan in bringing in stability in the region, saying this would encourage more German companies to come and invest in the country and would help promote the economic relations between the two sides.

FM: Sudan Supports and Backs Ethiopia
Khartoum Sudan on Saturday issued a statement declaring its support and backing for Ethiopia at this critical juncture, in a way that will preserve the unity of the Ethiopian people, civil peace and security among the different components of Ethiopia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, Ambassador Ghariballah Al-Khidir, issued a statement saying the Sudan renews its confidence in the wisdom of the Ethiopian leadership to make a smooth transition. The statement said that given the strong historic, joint interest, and fate that link Ethiopia and the Sudan, the Ministry of foreign Affairs has been following closely the development of the political situation in Ethiopia following the submission of the resignation by his Excellency Hailemariam Desalegn as Prime Minister and from the Secretariat General of the Ruling Party. The ministry expressed the confidence of the government of the Sudan in the wisdom of the Ethiopian leadership and its ability to achieve a smooth transition, would like to reaffirm Sudan's support and backing and its firm stand beside sister Ethiopia at this critical juncture, in a way to preserve the unity of Ethiopian peoples and their cohesion, the steadfastness, unison and peace among the various components so that the continuation of the great achievements during the past decade are sustained, the statement said. The statement said the government of the Sudan expresses its full confidence in the wisdom of the Ethiopian government and all the political forces, and their strong will and determination and sincere work to serve and protect the higher interests of sisterly Ethiopian people.

Gedarif Realizes High Productivity of Sesame Crop
Khartoum - Gedarif State has realized high productivity of sesame crop this season compared to previous years, registering four quintals a feddan, despite lower rainfall witnessed by the state this year. Director of Ministry of Agriculture of Gedarif State Dr. Nafisa Noah Mohamed has said in a statement to SUNA that harvest operations for sesame crop were realized in a satisfactory way, indicating that the harvest of sorghum crop has so far been achieved at the ratio of 60%, promising high productivity. She pointed out that is state is planning to implement water harvesting projects to achieve sustainable agricultural production, especially that the state depends on rain-fed farming.

Agricultural Bank Signs Agreement with Turkey's Okan Group
Khartoum - (SUNA) The Agricultural Bank of Sudan has signed an agreement with the Turkey's Okan Group for establishing and financing silos, warehouses, wheat supply and export of agricultural products. The Deputy General Manager of the Agricultural Bank of Sudan Abdel-Gadir Osman Hassan signed on behalf of the bank and Mohamed Arkan and Mohamed Akef for the Turkish Okan Group. As part of its policy of attracting foreign investment, the Agricultural Bank received a number of delegations and companies of friendly countries last week to push forward agricultural development efforts and support the role of the Agricultural Bank in rural development including delegations from Turkey, Germany and Belarus.

FAO Regional Conference kicks off Monday in Khartoum
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The 30th Regional Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is due to be held on Sunday at the Friendship Hall in Khartoum with the participation of 50 countries, 38 ministers of agriculture, 450 participants representing senior African professionals and five observing countries including the United States, Canada, England, France and the Vatican and 17 international organizations. The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Badr-Eddin Al-Shaikh announced, in statement to SUNA, completion of the preparations for the conference in Khartoum and the arrival of the delegations that confirmed their participation, where the opening session is to start with the meeting of the Senior Officials and to be addressed by the Minister of Agriculture as well as the FAO Assistant Director General and Director of the Regional Office for Africa. Dr. Al-Shaikh explained that the opening session of the Ministerial Conference would begin next Thursday and would be addressed by the First Vice President and National Prime Minister Lt. Ge. Bakri Hassan Saleh, the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, FAO Director General, Chairman of FAO Independent Council, the Former President of FAO Regional Conference and President of NEPAD The undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture said that the conference would conclude its sessions on Friday and issue the Khartoum statement and then be followed by a press conference.

February 16, 2018

Sudanese-Turkish talks on establishment of first copper factory in Red Sea state Khartoum, (SUNA) - In partnership with the Ariab Mining Company, the Turkish Genghis Company has announced its desire to establish a first copper factory in Sudan in the Red Sea state. Turkish Parliament Member Shaheen Teng revealed, in a press statement following his meeting Thursday with the Minister of Minerals Professor Salim Salem, that the preliminary talks with the Sudanese Minister of Minerals have come out with the importance of establishing a copper factory in Sudan, referring to the directives of the governments of the two countries on the need to increase the volume of trade between them from $ 2 billion to 10 billion dollars, "We will seek to take advantage of Sudan's mineral infrastructure to reach and surpass those figures," he said. For his part, the Wali (governor) of the Red Sea State Ali Hamid said that Genghis Company was one of the largest Turkish companies specialized in mining and energy production, adding: "We look forward to the establishment of the first copper factory in Sudan at Ariab mine, which contains huge reserves of more than five tons of gold, considering engagement to the copper industry will contribute to the recovery of the Sudanese economy, particularly if the partnership takes place with the companies of global weight such as the Turkish Genghis company Genghis.

Minister of Minerals meets Venezuelan Ambassador
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The Minister of Minerals met at his office Thursday with the Ambassador of the State of Venezuela in Khartoum Mr. George Anthony and the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Venezuelan Parliament Aldis Manawari. The visiting delegation stressed that the visit came to discuss the investment opportunities between the two countries in the field of minerals, referring the program of friendship with peoples through which the Venezuelan government seeks to consolidate political, cultural and social relations with other peoples. During the meeting, the delegation was briefed by the Minister of Minerals on the experience of the national dialogue in Sudan, which they described it as successful, expressing their desire to benefit from it in dealing with the political situation in Venezuela.

Tourism Minister reviews cooperation means with German ambassador
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The Minister of Tourism, Antiquities and Wildlife Mohamed Abu Zaid Mustafa has discussed ways of boosting joint cooperation between Sudan and Germany in the field of tourism as well as the activation of external mobility in all international tourism markets. This came during his meeting with the German Ambassador to Sudan Ulrich Kl?ckner, who expressed his full readiness to cooperate with the Ministry of Oil and Gas, welcoming Sudan participation in the activities of the Berlin World Tourism Fair, which is scheduled to kick off at the advent of next March. The minister stressed that the measures taken by the government on overcoming the obstacles facing the entry of tourists from abroad would make the tourism sector more attractive to tourists to the country. For his part, Abu Zaid stressed said that the ministry has been working hard to activate the tourism sector and work to open horizons of cooperation with the pioneering countries in the tourism field to reflect the positive tourism gains in the field of community, cultural and economic development.

February 15, 2018

Foreign Minister calls on President Erdogan of Turkey
Khartoum, (SUNA)- The Minister for Foreign Affairs, professor Ibrahim Ghandour, on Wednesday called on President Tayyib Reccep Edrogan of Turkey on the margin of the African Turkish Partnership Conference, Ankara, turkey. The Minister conveyed to president Erdogan the greetings of President Omar Bashir. The two sides then focused on bilateral relations in the political, economic, cultural, scientific, military and security domains, in light of the historic and successful visit by President Erdogan to the Sudan, December last year. The Official Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Gareeballa al Khidir, said President Erdogan on his side welcomed the minister and expressed appreciation for his recent visit to the Sudan, at the end of which he concluded a number of agreements, stressing the need to continue follow up and coordination on these issues. He said President Erdogan told the Minister it was imperative for the Strategic Planning Council to meet under the chairmanship of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs in the two countries and that this should take place before the advent of the month of Ramadan while the meeting of the Supreme Council for Strategic Cooperation between the two countries should be held before the close of the current fiscal year. The Spokesman has added that the Minister briefed the President on the current economic situation in the Sudan and the efforts exerted to follow up implementations of bilateral agreements and agricultural projects agreed upon in a way that would boost the strategic and economic partnership between the two countries. Ambassador Gareeballa said the meeting also touched on the current regional and international developments, with the two sides stressing the continuation of coordination and mutual backing in regional and international forums.


Sudan Planning to Improve Oil Production to Feed Refineries – Minister
Sudan is planning to improve oil production for the needs of oil refineries, in particular, Sudan’s Minister of Oil and Gas Abdel Rahman Osman Abdel Rahman told Sputnik on Wednesday. “We are trying to improve oil production in Sudan, although we may not be exporting as yet. We need oil for oil refineries, now we are buying from partners their share of oil in order to feed refineries, so whatever we will produce we are consuming,” the minister said on the sidelines of the symposium. Nevertheless, the country will remain committed to the oil curtailment deal between OPEC and 10 other major oil producers, he added. “We are conforming quite well, we are over-conforming even,” the Sudanese minister noted. He added that an oilfield in the Unity state, once its production is restarted, could bring even more than the previous maximum capacity of 70,000 barrels per day.

Patriarch, Theodorus II Praises Religious Coexistence in Sudan
Patriarch of Greek Orthodox Church in Middle East and rest of Africa, Patriarch, Theodorus II praises religious coexistence in Sudan, pointing out Sudan which is one of largest African countries continued to bring together Christians and Muslims in unity and harmony. Patriarch expressed at his address to the press conference held at Khartoum Airport after his arrival in the country, on Wednesday thanks and appreciation to the Government of Sudan, in addition, he pointed out that his visit is the second to Sudan and his tours around the world, aims to spread love and peace. For his part, Sudanese Minister of Guidance and Endowments, Abu-Bakr Othman welcomed in the visit of Patriarch, Theodorus to Sudan pointing to the state’s interest in all religions indicating that Sudan is a state of religious coexistence, which is dealt with on the basis of citizenship at the same time that the customs and traditions support coexistence and unity.

February 10, 2018

Newly appointed Director of “NISS” Salah Abdullah takes oath
President of the Republic Omer Al Basher issued, Sunday morning, a Republican Decree appointing Abdullah as Director General of the National Intelligence and Security Service “NISS”. The newly appointed Director of Intelligence and Security Service “NISS” Gen. Engineer Salah Abdalla Goosh took oath on Sunday, at the Guest House before the President of the Republic Omer Al Basher. The oath taking was attended by the Chief Justice, Maulana Haider Ahmed Dafallah, Chief Justice Minister of the Presidency Fadl Abdullah Fadl and the Director of the offices of the President of the Republic Hatem Hassan Bakhit.

Sudan, China to increase trade exchange: ambassador
The Chinese Ambassador to Khartoum Li Lianhe has disclosed joint efforts to increase the volume of trade between Khartoum and Beijing. He told the l Sudan Media Center (SMC) that relations between the two countries have developed rapidly, revealing further cooperation with Khartoum during the coming period, particularly on oil, agriculture and industry fields. The Chinese envoy described ties between the two countries as strategic, saying his country is keen to promote relations with Khartoum for the benefit of the two peoples. He pointed to China’s support for Sudan in international forums, especially in the UN Security Council. China has been Sudan’s largest foreign investor, particularly in oil and telecommunications after western firms shunned the East African nation due to conflicts and sanctions. It has invested more than $20 billion in Sudan mostly in the oil sector during the past two decades. Beijing provides low-interest loans and weapons transfers in return for oil. Sudan hopes to attract new Chinese investments after Beijing had refrained from implementing a number of projects agreed upon with Khartoum following the latter’s failure to settle its debts. Sudan’s total debt is estimated at $ 10 billion, accounting for about one-fifth of Sudan’s estimated $ 50 billion foreign debt. In February 2012, China agreed to delay its debts for a period of five years. At the time, said it needs time to rebuild its economy after losing oil revenues as the result of South Sudan cession in July 2011. During a visit to Khartoum in August 2017, the Chinese Vice-Premier of the State Council Zhang Gaoli announced a debt relief for Sudan worth $160 million, adding that his country would provide additional 500 million Yuan (about $75 million) in financial assistance to Sudan.

February 09, 2018

Sudanese and Egyptian Foreign Ministers and Security Chiefs issue joint statement
Khartoum, (SUNA) - Sudan and Egypt on Thursday underlined the strength and eternity of the relations between the two countries and the unity of the fate of the two nations, their desire to boost brotherly relation and to maximize the areas of cooperation. The Foreign Ministers of the Sudan and Egypt and the Security Chiefs in the two countries issued a joint statement following meetings between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Sudan, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour, and the Chief of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) of Sudan, Gen Mohamed Atta Al Moula Abas, with their Egyptian counterparts, Samih Shukri, Egypt's Foreign Minister and Gen, Abas Kamil of the Egyptian Security. The statement underlined the strategic relations between the two countries and observance and respect of internal choices and need to cooperate and coordinate at the highest levels in a ways that reflect the deep relationship. The statement said the two sides have agreed to reactivate the joint committee and mechanism in the various domains, improve the political consultations at the ministerial level and any other committees to be set, while at the same time removing any hurdles that may face the, said committees. It said the two sides are determined to boost cooperation in the field of energy and electricity link, land, air and maritime transportation and other infrastructure projects, making use of the expertise in the two countries. The two sides, the statement stressed, expressed their importance of cooperation and coordinate in the field of Nile waters within the framework of their commitment to wards signed agreement between the two sides as per the 1959 Nile water accord. It said the Sudan and Egypt should work to implement the outcome of the tripartite summit results between the Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia, with regard to the GRED, reached in Addis Ababa and within the context of the declaration of principles reached in Khartoum in March 2015. They two sides, it said, are agreed on the need to address the concerns of each side and to contain the media tit-for-tat and to instead convey the correct image about the ties between the two sides and jointly work to draft a media ethic that would do away with any abuse or debasing of any official or people on the other side. It said the two sides have agreed to beef up consultation on regional issues of mutual concern and to make an effort for explaining stands taken by any side and bring closer view including on regional issues The two sides also agreed to continue boosting military and security cooperation between the two sides and to convene the joint military committee and the security commission soonest possible. The two countries, the statement underlined, have also agreed on the periodicity of the meetings of the political and security consultation panel that groups the ministers of foreign affairs and the heads of the security organs from the two countries, in a way to boost the coordination on issues of mutual concern ad to help resolve any concerns that might rise The two sides said they also agreed to hold the joint committee headed by the presidents of the two countries in Khartoum as the last one was held in Cairo, Egypt, in 2016.

Arrival of Egyptian Minister of Transport
Khartoum, (SUNA) Egypt’s Minister of Transport, Dr. Hisham Arafat arrived in the country on a two-day visit for talks with officials on revitalizing the protocol of the Nile Valley River Transport Commission. Sudan’s Minister of Transport, Roads and Bridges Engineer Makkawi Mohamed Awad was at hand to receive the visiting official at Khartoum airport late Wednesday. The Egyptian minister said in a press statement that his visit to Sudan comes as confirmation of the solid relationship between the two countries, adding that during the visit he will sign with his Sudanese opposite number many agreements in the field of transport. The two ministers will hold talks in the ministry building and the Egyptian minister is scheduled to be received by the first Vice President and a number of other senior officials.

February 08, 2018

Foreign Minister meets a group of Italian companies
Rome, (SUNA) - The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour on Wednesday received representatives of Italian industry and agencies businessmen to brief them on economic and investment opportunities in the Sudan. The Minister briefed the Italian businessmen about the current political and economic developments in the country pointing to the resources Sudan enjoys and the incentives the country offers for investors and the possibly of entering new African and regional market upon investing in the Sudan. The minister also briefed them on the positive aspects brought the revocation of the American economic sanctions which used to obstruct economic and investment in the country, saying all obstacles frustrating investment in the country have now been removed by the removal of the sanctions. He referred to the many companies that came into the country following this development The minister then responded to questions and queries raised by the Italian businessmen which covered the field of communication, energy, construction and transformational and agricultural industries It is to be noted that many of these companies participated in the Khartoum Fair describing it as an excellent opportunity. The minister has invited those companies to visit the Sudan and probe opportunities of investment and examine the climate of investment in the various domains.


Minister of Industry reviews with UNIDO implementation of solar energy projects in Sudan
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The Minister of Industry Dr. Musa Mohamed Karama has discussed bilateral cooperation between the Ministry of Industry and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the projects it has been implementing in the field of solar energy production, particularly in the states of Darfur. This came during a meeting he held Wednesday at his ministry's office with the UNIDO Coordinator of the Solar Energy Project Sabrina Kasperiti. The Minister of Industry stressed that the solar energy project represents one of the projects of the economic and social benefit, which is concerned with the exploitation of the solar energy resources that Sudan enjoys and can be exploited in irrigation and other uses. He said that the establishment of training centers in the field of solar energy production in El-Fashir, Nyala and El-Geneina contribute to the realization of sustainable development, provision of services and expansion of employment opportunities for the people of Darfur, especially that Sudan is one of the most countries having solar energy, revealing that the solar energy is considered a clean energy, affirming his ministry's readiness to provide all facilities for the implementation of solar energy projects in Sudan. For her part, the UNIDO Coordinator for the Solar Energy Production Project emphasized that the project would be implemented in the states of Darfur through the establishment of training centers in the field of solar energy production.

Minister of Intl Cooperation praises World Bank for implementation of several development projects in Sudan
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The Minister of International Cooperation Idris Suleiman has praised the great support that the World Bank has extended to Sudan over the past years including implementation of many developmental projects in all Sudan states. In a press release issued by the Ministry of International Cooperation Wednesday, this came when the minister met, at his office with the World Bank Country Director in Sudan Dr. Adam Kolbali. The minister said that the meeting touched on various axes of economic nature, especially the programs related to the poverty fighting and livelihoods improvement, pointing out that Sudan hosts large numbers of refugees and migrants from neighboring countries. "We have agreed with Dr. Kolbali to establish a working group including development partners and relevant government agencies to attract technical support to boost socio-economic development in Sudan. Dr. Kolbali asserted that the World Bank has been working with the other partners in full coordination to provide support to realize economic and social development.

February 07, 2018

Chinese president to visit Sudan this year
President Marshal Omar al-Bashir received Monday a message from Chinese President Xi Jinping accepting the Sudanese President’s invitation to visit Sudan this year. The message was delivered by Chinese Ambassador in Khartoum Lee Lianhe.
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hamid Momtaz said that the message commended the firm relations between the two states, pointing out that the Sudanese President directed enhancement of political and economic cooperation. On his part, the Chinese Ambassador confirmed his country’s keenness on closer cooperation between Khartoum and Beijing through strategic projects.” We will work to implement all the directives of the leadership in the two countries to push relations to broader perspectives” he said.

Al-Basher inaugurates Shaffi Factory for iodized salt on Wednesday
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omar al-Bashir, will inaugurate on Wednesday the Shafi plants for the production of iodized salt in the Red Sea state. The opening of the plant comes as a culmination of more than 12 years of efforts to promote the iodized salt industry and its impact on the health and economic benefits of Sudan, the Federal Ministry of Health said. According to the Nutrition Department of the Federal Ministry of Health, iodine deficiency is one of the most common health problems in Sudan .

February 06, 2018

President Al-Bashir directs resumption of border trade with all neighboring countries
Khartoum, (SUNA) - President of the Republic Field Marshal Omar al-Bashir has given directives on resumption of border trade with all neighboring countries to shut all the smuggling gates of Sudanese goods and products across the border. President al-Bashir gave, during his presiding over the meeting of the committee on the control of the exchange rate at the Republican Palace Monday in the presence of First Vice-President of the Republic and National Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh, a package of directives on controlling the exchange rate and combating smuggling of gold and other products. The Trade Minister Hatem al-Sir announced, in statements to the press after the meeting, that a forum gathering the state governors would be held during this month to discuss how to regulate border trade with neighboring countries. The minister added that the meeting also directed combating of the monopoly of goods in the markets and opening of windows for direct sale to the public as well as the expansion in the reduced sales markets for citizens. "The meeting directed tightening on the gold markets by increasing the members of the mineral police and providing them with all work aids to prevent and control all attempts to smuggle gold," said Hashem Ali Salem, the Minister of Minerals, referring to the improvement in the percentage of gold purchased through the Central Bank of Sudan which reached 60 percent. For his part, the State Minister at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Abdul-Rahman Dirar revealed that the government was in the process of making amendments to the Customs Law authorize the confiscation of all goods smuggled and means of smuggling. He added that the meeting stressed the importance of taking precautionary measures to prevent speculation in the gold markets and its smuggling, pointing out that the meeting briefed on the measures taken to reduce the high prices of goods in the markets, underscoring continuity in opening more direct sales outlets for the necessary commodities to the public. He explained that the meeting stressed the importance of providing the necessary facilities for the real estate finance for expatriates and facilitating the entry of foreign tourists to the country. The meeting also underscored the need to reduce external representation.

Sudan exports 80.000 tons of Gum Arabic
Sudan has directly exported 80.000 tons of Gum Arabic by the end of the year 2017, Gum Arabic Council’s Secretary General said. “The country’s domestic consumption from gum Arabic is estimated at 10.000 tons and huge amounts of this vital cash crop are smuggled to neighboring countries”, Abdel Majed Abdel Gadir told KEM. He noted that Sudan’s available forest resources are able to provide more than one million tons a year of gum Arabic, which is much needed by many world countries. Abdel Gadir urged more training to raise skills of local producers, organization of domestic markets and curbing smuggling as well.

Sudanese pound against US dollar rate
The Central Bank of Sudan Monday fixed the marker price for the US dollar at 30 pounds, with upper ceiling at 31.5 and lowest at 28.5 with a margin of +_ 5 percent. The said prices shall be applicable to all transactions by Government Units, commercial banks and others. The new exchange rate for the US dollar comes only two weeks after the Central Bank have relegated the Sudanese pound at 18 per US dollar for the official export and import transactions.


February 05, 2018
Al-Basher vows to Deter every corrupt and conspirator
Khartoum, SUNA - The President of the Republic, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Basher has pledged to deter every corrupt and conspirator and build a strong army to defend the borders of the country and confront all enemies . The President of the Republic, addressing, Sunday, the annual conference on the performance of the Popular Defense Forces has described he current stage as the battle of increase of production and confronting the electronic psychological war, which seeks to defeat the people psychologically . The president has, also lauded the martyrs, including martyr, Zubair Muhammad Saleh and Ibrahim Shams al-Din and their comrades. "My confidence in my brothers is great and I am not busy by 2020 elections, because we have principles and I am the first to support the one, who will be elected by the people," the president said . The President of the Republic has commended the achievements and the role of the popular defense in the victories that have been achieved .

Gulf Bank exerts efforts to raise banking exchange volume between Sudan and UAE
Khartoum, (SUNA) - In a move to increase the volume of banking exchange between the two countries after obtaining the approval of the Central Bank of Sudan, the Gulf Bank-Sudan has embarked on establishment of a branch in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). "The next stage will witness the completion of the Gulf Bank the UAE requirements for the opening of the bank's branch there," Shaza Abdul-Al, the Public Relations Manager at the Gulf Bank-Sudan, told SUNA. Shaza pointed out that the Gulf Bank was the product of a UAE-Sudanese partnership that represents an extension of the economic exchange between the two countries, which started decades ago, explaining that the timing of this step serves the banking sector in the country, which drives towards a new economic era in the light of the lifting of US sanctions and the great openness to other states.

Firm measures against speculators and commodities brokers
Government authorities in coordination with the Consumers Protection Prosecution Office would launch intensive campaign to monitor markets and take all necessary measure against those who seek to sabotage the national economy, First Assistant of the Attorney General, Hon. Hosham Osman announced. “Commodities monopoly, fraud and gold trafficking pose a threat to the national economy”, Osman said in statements to SMC. He added that the General Prosecution has received presidential instructions to take firm measures against speculators and commodities brokers. Pointing the General Prosecution has directed all Prosecution Offices to especially the Consumers Protection to take all required legal measures in this regard.

AAAID organizes forum for companies in which it contributes
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID) is due to organize a forum ion next March 7 in the Dubai World Trade Center through the Agra Middle East Forum and Exhibition, which is to be held during 6 and 8 of the next March under the auspices of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zwaidi. The conference will be attended by more than 269 companies from 44 countries and 4,526 participants from 92 countries around the world. The Chairman of the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development Mohammed Bin Obaid Al-Mazrooei said that the participation of the Authority in the Agra Middle East Forum and Exhibition came as an exclusive strategic partner for the effectiveness where the AAAID and Agra Middle East signed an agreement to host the meeting of the Authority's companies. He added that there was a responsibility falls on the Arab countries to reduce the growing gap in food and enhance food security, which is one of the reasons why the AAAID is interested in the participation of strategic partners in the Agra Middle East exhibition, where the Authority is always keen to build partnerships and strengthen relations with Arab and international institutions to find Mutual benefits. Al-Mazrooei added that AAAID was keen to host the meeting of the companies in which it contributes in AGRA Middle East Fair 2018 as it provides a platform for the organizations and companies to provide the latest utilized technologies and shed lights on the most important innovations in crop cultivation, animal husbandry, aquaculture and animal health as well as the discussion of challenges facing the industry and ways to address them. The companies that AAAID contributes to which in the Republic of Sudan, which works in the agricultural sector are the Kenana Sugar Company, the Arab Sudanese Company for Blue Nile Agriculture, the Arab Sudanese Vegetable Oil Company, the Arab Agricultural Production and Processing Company, the Arab-Sudanese Seed Company, the Arab Production Company, Arab Poultry Production and Processing Company, the Distinguished Vegetable and Agricultural Crops Company Ltd., Al-Muzdana for Tillage Farming, the White Nile Sugar Company, the Arab Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. and Al-Baqair Red Meat Company.

Central Bank announces rewarding returns to exporters, reviews import controls
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The Central Bank of Sudan (CBOS) has announced its determination to provide attractive returns to exporters and to review import controls to rationalize the use of foreign exchange, stressing the need to block the leakage of foreign exchange resources to the parallel market. The Governor of the Central Bank of Sudan Hazim Abdul-Gadir asserted Sunday, in the framework of his consultations with the managers of all the banks working in the country, the need for cooperation and coordination between the Central Bank and the commercial banks for the good exploitation of foreign exchange resources of the export proceeds of the country and direct them to meet the imports of basic needs of the necessary goods and inputs of agricultural and industrial production. The CBOS governor said that the bank would review the import controls to rationalize the use of foreign exchange by canceling import operations without value transferring and restricting the use of free accounts and self-resources, while allowing free accounts to be fed from different sources. It was also stressed that the clients' accounts and deposits in foreign exchange will remain in banks without encroachment on them. Abdul-Gadir pointed out that the Central Bank would link import operations with its prior approval, revealing that CBOS will review the import documents with commercial banks. The CBOS governor called on the managers of all banks to ensure the reliability of the clients and their eligibility for export to ensure the return of the export proceeds for the country not to lose millions of dollars, pointing to the experience of the companies which were recently prohibited. Meanwhile, the Governor of the Central Bank touched on the rumors circulated in the various media about the ceiling of withdrawals from banks, urging the general managers of the banks to assure their clients that no decision was issued by the Central Bank to set a ceiling for withdrawals and that which has been circulated on the issue was mere baseless allegations. The CBOS governor revealed issuance of a decision by the President of the Republic on monopolization of the Central Bank of Sudan for the purchase and export of gold, stressing the central bank's efforts to attract more liquidity inside the banking system and to activate the points of sale and electronic banking services.

February 01, 2018

Message from Chinese President to Al- Bashir
Khartoum, (SUNA) - NThe Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hamid Mumtaz, met, Wednesday, the Chinese Ambassador to Khartoum, Li Lianhe, who handed him a written message from Chinese President, Xi Jinping to the President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Basher dealing with the promotion and development of strategic relations between the two countries . The Chinese Ambassador, during the meeting, briefed the State Minister on the development and economic partnership projects between the two countries . The Minister, on his part, assured the importance of the established relations between the two countries and exerting more efforts to promoting them further .


Sudan Ambassador to Sri Lanka presents credentials
Khartoum , (SUNA) - Ambassador H.E. Sirajuddin Hamid Yousif presented his credentials to the President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, as Extra-ordinary Ambassador and Plenipotentiary of Sudan to the Republic of the Sudan and to Sri Lanka, resident in New Delhi . The Ambassador conveyed the greetings of His Excellency the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omar al-Bashir, to his Sri Lankan President . The Sri Lankan President, on his part, stressed the keenness of his government to strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation with Sudan in all fields.

Sudan, the World Bank and Norway agree to train the staff of the Central Statistical Organization
Sudan represented by the Central Statistical Authority, World Bank and State of Norway agreed to train the staff of Statistical Organization in the Center and states. Director of Central Statistics Authority, Dr.Karamullah Ali said in a press statement after the meeting that included Director of World Bank in Khartoum, a delegation from directors of CBOS and delegation of Central Statistical Organization in Norway. Three delegations discussed the poverty data in Sudan and the programs to fight poverty, pointing to agreement on capacity building and training in the geographic information systems, statistics, technology and economics. Director of Central Statistics organization said that Norway has committed to funding training program for three-years at a cost of one million and three hundred thousand dollars, noting commitment of World Bank to implement the required training programs.

Minister of Industry discusses prospects and problems of cement industry
Atbara, (SUNA) - The Minister of Industry Dr. Musa Mohamed Karama has discussed the future prospects as well as the problems and issues pertinent to the cement industry. This came during the minister field visits Wednesday to a number of cement factories in the Nile River State, where he was briefed on the design capacities and the role of these factories towards local communities and their contribution to the Sudan economy. The minister heard, during his meeting with the administrations of Atbara, Al-Takamul (integration) and Barber cement factories, the reasons for the recent rise in the price of cement, affirming his ministry's support for the cement industry and its stability and development to cover the domestic demand and work for the production increase for export, underscoring the importance of holding regular meetings to address all the problems facing the cement industry. The Deputy Wali (governor) of Nile River State Dr. Al-Amin Mohamed Osman al-Nuss, stressed the keenness of his government to address the problems of the cement industry for the interests of the citizen, the investor and the Sudan economy, referring to the efforts exerted by his state with the administrations of the cement factories and a number of central authorities to solve those problems. The meeting listened to a detailed briefings on the cement industry and its stages of development, industrial problems and increase in cement prices. The meeting got informed on the price hikes which resulted from the high operating costs, especially the petroleum and electricity as well as the difficulties facing the importation of petroleum products. The managers of the factories stressed their keenness on the price stability and acceptability of the cement commodity.

January 31, 2018

African Summit ends with agreement on most controversial issues
African leaders ended their 30th summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Monday evening. Leaders agreed to all decisions, except the joint commeracial market. A special summit will hold next March in the Rwanda capital of Kigali. The summit ended after discussions and consultations about some projects related to allocation of an independent budget for Union and give it more powers. One of the most prominent projects and recommendations of Summit is fighting against corruption and terrorism, the unification of African political and economic position, liberation from all forms of hegemony and reform the organs of African Union to meet the requirements of peoples. AU President Paul Kagame has described summit as successful. Kagame said that leaders agreed to unify their voices on African issues. The closing statement did not mention US President Donald H. Trump’s alleged statements in which he described the African countries as villains.

American “Sprinjene” participates in Khartoum International Fair
Executive manager of the American factory “Sprinjene” to product toothpaste which participated in Khartoum International Fair, Sayed Ahmed Ibrahim praises Khartoum International Fair. This participation comes as first American participation in the fair after lifting of American economic sanctions was imposed on Sudan. Ibrahim reported in press statement to “KEM” that the factory exports its products to many countries including Dubai, Morocco, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and Sudan additionally, he expressed his hope to establish a branch of the factory in Sudan, especially after lifting the economic sanctions was imposed on Sudan.

African Ambassadors briefed on FAO Conference to be hosted by Sudan
Khartoum, (SUNA)-Undersecretary of Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Abdul-Ghani Al-Naeem briefed at premises of the Ministry Tuesday African Ambassadors accredited to Sudan on Sudan hosting the FAO's 30th regional Conference which will run from 19-23 of next February. The meeting was addressed by Undersecretary of Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Badr-Eddin Al-Sheikh and FAO representative resident in Khartoum . The speakers indicated to importance of the Conference to Africa and urged African countries to participate by a high -profile delegations . At the end of the meeting official invitations for participation were handed over to ambassadors . The Conference will be attended by African Ministers of Agriculture as well as FAO Director-General.

Minister of Communications praises Sudanese-Chinese relations
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Dr. Tahani Abdullah has lauded the Sudanese-Chinese relations and China support to Sudan, stressing her ministry's keenness to implement its portion within the framework of the protocol of strategic relations signed between the two presidents of the two countries. During her meeting with the new Huawei Director in Sudan Hwang Shi, the minister commended the company's efforts in supporting the country's communication and information technology's (ICT) sector and its efforts in building, upgrading and training specialists in this field. She also hoped that the company establishes a specialized center to train future engineers from students and new graduates as well as contribution to the implementation of the strategy on indigenization of software production by providing the necessary assistance to complete the project of the National Center for Software. For his part, Huawei's new director expressed his happiness for coming to work in Sudan, praising the qualifications, expertise and advanced infrastructure on which the ICT sector is based in Sudan and the Sudanese knowledge community. He announced the company's readiness to proceed in the development of its projects and work programs in Sudan, especially after the lifting of the US embargo on Sudan for its role in creating favourable investment environment.

January 29, 2018

African leaders praise national political and societal dialogue
African leaders praised report of Sudan’s performance presented by President Omar al-Bashir at summit of African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) held on Saturday on sidelines of the 30th summit of African Union, hosted by the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Minister of Presidential Affairs, Dr. Fadl Abdullah Fadl, told reporters following the meeting that African leaders praised the national dialogue in both political and social sides, and lauded the wide participation of political parties and armed movements, which exceeded more than 100 parties and movements. He added that African leaders have valued Sudan’s sincere efforts to resolve disputes with its neighbors and offering the experience of joint forces as a model for achieving peace and stability among African countries, securing borders from transient crimes, trafficking in human beings and combating terrorism. Minister of Presidential Affairs explained that the experience of Sudan in decentralized governance has also been commended for its opening unto involvement of citizens in power, administration and the provision of services. Dr.fadl pointed out those African leaders focused on women’s participation in the three rule central, state and local levels, whereas 30 per cent of women are members in the National Assembly and State Legislative Councils. African leaders had also praised the Government’s involvement of civil society organizations in the national dialogue and in all programs at the federal and state levels. President Al-Bashir also referred to the general elections conducted in 2015 with the participation of 76 parties. He said that 15 candidates had competed for the post of President of Republic. He explained that Sudan in the framework of consolidation of good governance separated the Office of Attorney General from Ministry of Justice, in order to achieve justice and promotion of performance. On the axis of peace and security, the President said that Sudan had carried out arms collection campaigns in the states of Darfur, Kassala and North Kordofan, in order to promote peace. The President pointed out in his report that lifting of the unilateral economic sanctions on Sudan has had a positive impact on the normalization of relations with financial and banking institutions the world-over, especially with America, whose companies started operating in the country. Al-Bashir stressed that Sudan, like other countries of the continent, is facing challenges such as the financial crisis, human trafficking, drugs and terrorism, and challenges of regional and international security. He called for working collectvely to address these challenges.

The African Union (AU) summit starts Sunday
The African Union’s 30th regular summit will open in the Ethiopian capital Sunday in presence of more than 40 African heads of state and government, heads of regional and international organizations, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The summit will discuss various issues, including armed conflicts in the continent, illegal immigration and terrorism, activation of free trade zone in Africa and the free movement of African citizens. The summit is also considering setting up of a strict anti-corruption mechanism. As well , it will adopt a draft resolution submitted by Senegal to condemn US President Donald Trump’s infamous statements about the Africans. In addition, the Summit will discuss a number of reports submitted by various AU subcommittees related to agriculture, finance, technology, education, communication, peace and security. The AU will nominate a new successor president to the former Guinean President Alfa Konday.Rwandan President Paul Kagame appears to be the most likely to take over the presidency of the continent’sl organization, enabling him to launch the process of institutional reform of the African Union, especially as he headed the reform committee for a year and a half.

Sudan gets US spare-parts
The Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity in Sudan, said Saturday, that lifting of American economic sanctions imposed on Sudan has enabled procurement of spare parts for thermal generation stations that have been idled for years. The Sudanese Company for Thermal Power reported acquisition and maintenance of thermal power station spare parts is proceeding smoothly after the decision to call off the US embargo.

January 25, 2018
President of the Republic Issues Republican Decrees on Formation of Presidential Councils to Follow up Implementation of Focusing Program
Khartoum, (SUNA)- President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, Wednesday issued republican decrees on formation of five councils, headed by the President of the Republic and participation of the First Vice - President and the Vice - President, Assistants of the President of the Republic and a number of experts and specialists in implementation of the focusing program, that the axes of which have included I his address before the National Legislature on October 20, 2017. The President of the Republic has announced in his address before the National Legislature the establishment of mechanisms to follow up the overall performance of the state's organs in executing the program's pillars in the context of implementation of the recommendations of the National Dialogue Conference that have covered the fields of peace, unity, the economy, the foreign policy, the information as well as the Council of the Presidency Affairs. SUNA learned that the program aims for realizing inclusive peace in accordance with the political, social, cultural, legal program and providing the favorable atmosphere for the voluntary repatriation of the displace citizens and completing the building of a model economy that depends on growth, implementation of major services' projects at the levels of every state and locality and urban gathering.
Formation of the five councils came through Republican Decrees under article (58) of Sudan Constitution for the year 2005 as follow:-
First: Council of the Presidency of the Republic.
Second: National Council of the Overall Economy.
Third: National Information Council.
Fourth: The National Council for Foreign Policy.
Fifth: The Council of Peace and Unity.

Sudan, France discuss joint economic cooperation
Sudan’s Minister of International Cooperation Idris Sulieman on Wednesday has discussed with the French Ambassador to Khartoum Emmanuelle Blatmann ways to promote joint cooperation between the two countries. Following the meeting, Idris said they discussed the prospects of cooperation in technical, agricultural, animal fields and applied research in Sudan. He said the French companies can benefit from the wide investment opportunities available in the various fields in Sudan. According to the official news agency SUNA, the Sudanese minister said the meeting was fruitful, pointing it contributes to creating a common ground for cooperation between the private sectors in the two countries. The meeting took place days before an expected visit of the Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour to Paris for talks on bilateral relations. For her part, Blatmann pointed to the importance of taking advantage of the great investment opportunities in Sudan particularly after the lifting of the U.S. economic sanctions. She underscored the role of the private sector in the two countries in promoting joint cooperation in the agricultural and livestock domains as well as the gum Arabic sector. Baltmann further pointed to the participation of a number of the French companies in the Khartoum International Fair, saying it would help to launch bilateral partnerships between the two countries.

Sudanese-Turkish Signed 5 agreements in construction sector
Delegation of Turkish businessmen signed joint agreements and held bilateral meetings with Sudanese businessmen at the Sudanese-Turkish Economic Forum on Thursday. The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the “Qods” company on multi-activities Nizar Ata Al Mannan disclosed the signing of five agreements on Thursday with the Turkish delegation, which is visiting the country within the current days in the construction, food and livestock sectors. He said that the delegation had discussed with the official of the Turkish file Awad Al Jaz about facilitating the procedures of the delegation, which promised to follow up the agreements in a personal way to get into effect, affirming that the projects will be implemented in different regions. In the same context, the head of the Turkish delegation Salman said the Islamic world in critical conditions (poverty and disease), stressing the effectiveness of businessmen in changing the negative aspects and lifting the injustice. He vowed that businessmen will contribute to change the image investment and hard work and achievements through the signing of joint memorandums of understanding.

January 18, 2018

Al-Basher Affirms Sudan Confidence on Sudan Diplomacy
Khartoum, (SUNA) - President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Basher has affirmed Sudan's confidence on the country's diplomacy concerning establishment of relations with all the neighboring countries based on joint interest and mutual respect . This came when President Al-Basher met, Wednesday, at the Guest House, Sudan's Ambassador to Cairo, Abdul Mahmud Abdul Halim who said in a press statement that the meeting has discussed the current situation of the Sudanese- Egyptian relations and the situations in the region and the area . He said the President gave directives for solving the pending issues that led to the recall of the ambassador from Egypt . The president was also, assured on the situations of the Sudan's community in Egypt .

Foreign Ministry Welcomes Recent Report of UN Secretary General on Darfur
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has welcomed the recent regular report issued by the UN Secretary General on the situation in Darfur, which has affirmed stability of the conditions in Darfur and acknowledged that the campaign launched by the government was conducive to boosting the security, peace and stability in the region. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed in a press release that the government of Sudan will continue to cooperate and coordinate efforts with UNAMID for implementing the second phase of the exit and easing the UNAMID mission. The ministry indicated that the coming stage necessitates providing requirements of the citizens who returned voluntarily to their home areas through enhancing the peace, development and rehabilitation operations.

US Congress Delegation to Arrive on Sunday
Khartoum, (SUNA)- The Speaker of the National Assembly, Prof. Ibrahim Ahmed Omer, announced that a delegation of the US Congress would arrive in Sudan on Sunday, January 21, on a three-day visit. At a press briefing at his office Wednesday, Prof. Omer said that the US Congress delegation will meet with the Chairman of the Legislature, and the parliamentary groupings separately, the First Vice - President of the Republic and Prime Minister, the ministers of the economic sector and the Security and Intelligence Service. Prof. Omer indicated that the US Congress delegation will also meet with officials concerned with the national dialogue, leaders of the Sudanese opposition and the staff of the American Embassy in Khartoum. He indicated that the two sides will discuss the bilateral relations between Sudan and the United States and exchange views on the bilateral relations in the political and economic fields as well as security issues. He said that the Sudanese side will raise during the talks the issue of removing the name of Sudan from the American list of countries supporting terrorism. Prof. Omer pointed out that Sudan has never been supporting terrorism, referring to the vast investment opportunities in Sudan at different fields.

January 17, 2018

Sudan is Africa’s eighth powerful army
The Center for International Studies, “Catechon” revealed that Sudan ranked eighth among the strongest African armies whose air force consists of 181 warplanes. The research center quoted the American site “Global Fair Poor”, that strength of armies depends on several criteria; including population figures, military armaments and geographical location. The population of Sudan exceeds 36 million; the number of military forces according to the center is 282 thousand soldiers including 105 thousand troops in the reserve forces. Moreover, the Sudanese air force includes 181 warplanes, of which 46 are fighter planes. Sudan has 84 attack aircraft, 52 military cargo aircraft and 6 training aircraft. “Catechon” Research Center is an independent institution with an international network of individuals (covering a wide range of disciplines) specialized in geopolitics, geostrategic and political analysis of global events.

Minister of Industry: Agreement with China to implement Sukie Sugar and integrated slaughter projects
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The Minister of Industry Dr. Musa Karama announced the ministry's agreement with the Chinese side during the visit of the Minister of Finance to China on implementation of two industrial projects including the Suki Sugar and integrated slaughter in Western Omdurman. The Minister of Industry met at his office of the ministry Monday with the delegation of the Chinese Kamik Engineering Company headed by the Director General of the Engineering Department of Sugar Industry Huang Bin Nia. The Minister of Industry said that the sugar project came within the framework of the ministry's plan to achieve self-sufficiency in the sugar commodity. He pointed out that the second phase of the plan included the establishment of small sugar factories in the states of Darfur and Blue Nile through benefiting from the experiences of Asian countries in this field such as India, Indonesia and Thailand, urging the company to speed up the pace of work for the completion of Sukie Sugar Project, which he described as important because it is working to change the face of life in Sukie area as well as its socio-economic development. For his part, Bin Nia said that all the engineering designs and technical studies on Suki Sugar Project have been completed and the canals were dug, pointing out that all the elements of the success of the project are available in the area such as the national roads, fertile lands and abundant water, which help Cane Sugar, stressing that Sudan is a leading market for sugar in Africa.

January 16, 2018

Ministry of Oil and Gas pumps 9,000 tons of gasoline daily
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The Ministry of Oil and Gas announced Monday increase of the daily distribution of gasoline to 9,000 tons per day at a time that the daily consumption totaled 8000 tons. "The quantities pumped daily by the Ministry of Oil and Gas exceed the need of the country of gasoline with 1,000 tons, which means the abundance of fuel throughout the day in the service stations", said the State Minister at the Ministry of Oil and Gas Engineer Saad Al-Din Al-Bushra.

Sudan Selected as a member of UNICEF Executive Board
The Minister of Social Security and Development, Mash’er Aldawalab welcomed in Sudan‘s membership of Executive Board of UNICEF as of January for a period of two years. The minister stressed in a meeting today with Qatari Chairman of UNICEF, Abdullah Alfadil in presence of Minister of State Ibrahim Adam, Secretary General of National Council Child, Suad Abdul-Aal and Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry; she stressed on cooperation, joint action and identification of priorities to achieve sustainable development and introduction of all indicators of childhood in social policy.

January 15, 2018

Session of Sudanese - Ethiopian Talks Held in Khartoum
Khartoum, (SUNA) - A session of official talks between the Sudanese and Ethiopian sides was held Sunday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, co-headed by the Foreign Ministers of the two countries, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, and Workneh Gebeyehu. The talks included the opportunities and fields of cooperation between Sudan and Ethiopia in the various economic, technical and cultural fields. The two sides have shared identical vision on the positive dealing with the developments at the region toward maximizing the common benefits for the two sister nations and assuring the importance of continuing coordination and cooperation at the regional and international levels. At the outset of the opening sitting, the Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, has appreciated the level of relations between Sudan and Ethiopia in all domains, especially in the economic and political fields. Meanwhile, the Ethiopian Foreign Minister has expressed his pleasure over the visit and the full satisfaction of his ministry of the close communication between the official and people's institutions in the two countries toward bolstering the positive outcome and achieving more progress in the march of the bilateral cooperation in all domains.

Russia to supply Sudan with 2 million tons wheat
Russia has expressed desire to increase Sudan’s import quota of wheat to 2 million tons a year instead of one million tons, the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said in statement. “Sudan is the second world consumer of the Russian wheat after Egypt” added the statement. The Russian ministry pointed that the Russian-Sudanese trade exchange has been doubled in 2017 to reach 325 million dollars compared to 152 millions in 2016. Last December Sudan and Russia signed several agreements covering various economic fields, yet the Sudanese ministry of minerals cited a number of obstacles top of which comes the Sudanese debts to Russia and difficulty to transfer money in and out of the country. official from the Sudanese ministry urged the Russian side to open bank accounts to facilitate money transfers and disclosed the Russian side’s interest in establishing banks in Sudan for the purpose.

Dr. Al-Jaz Heads Meeting for Indignization Council of Industries
Khartoum,(SUNA) - Deputy Chairman of the National Higher Council for Strengthening the Relations of Sudan with BRICS countries, Dr. Awad Ahmed Al-Jaz, chaired Sunday a meeting of the Council for Idignizatio of Industries. The meeting was attended by the State Minister at the Ministry of Agriculture, Sabri Dawal-Bait, and the Manager of the Sudanese Cottons Company, Mohamed Osman. The State Minister at the Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement that the meeting discussed ways of solving the problems that are facing Al-Rahad Agricultural Scheme and means of making it a model scheme. He said that the ministry obtains policies toward Al-Rahad Agricultural Scheme to increase the production by using modern technology in the cultivation of cotton, peanut and sunflower for supporting the Sudanese Economy.

January 11, 2018

President Bashir: gun shall not be used to take over power in Sudan
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The President of the Republic, Omar Bashir, was Wednesday briefed about the preparedness of the Armed Forces to defend the national territories and to defeat any enemy of the homeland. The president, who is currently touring the Blue Nile State, paid a visit to the 4th army Division in Damazin, whom he hailed for sacrificing their lives and souls in defense of the national territories. The President hailed the Sudanese units currently taking part in the Arab coalition forces for restoration of legitimacy in Yemen. He said those Sudanese troops have amazed the world and provide an exemplary bravery and combating ability. He stressed that the army is not fighting to kill Sudanese brothers on the other side but that they do fight to defend the homeland, its territories and borers against those who rebel and who want to undermine the security of its civilians. He said the government has announced renewal of the ceasefire because peace is a strategy for the government. He stressed the government is keen to see all the internally displaced persons and refugees returning home and that the Blue Nile area would be developed and that basic services be provided for the people . But the president stressed such basic services and development could not be carried out in the absence of peace. He said as peace circle widen, so will development opportunities


AOAD Director-General affirms Sudan's ability to bridge food gap in Arab world
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The Director-General of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) Prof. Ibrahim Al-Dekhairi has stressed Sudan's ability to bridge the food gap of Arab countries through its tremendous capabilities of the natural resources including abundant fresh water, well-trained Sudanese workers and the vast arable lands of more than 200 million feddans. On the sidelines of the opening session of the workshop on the Sudan Initiative for Arab Food Security, organized by the Federal Ministry of Finance in coordination with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development at Al-Salam Rotana Hotel Wednesday, Prof. Al-Dekhairi said: "A workshop is a part of the implementation mechanism besides the agreed upon vision, which aims at Sudan contribution to bridge the Arab food gap estimated at 35 billion dollars. He referred to the initiative presented by President of the Republic Field Marshall Omer al-Bashir at the Arab Summit held in Riyadh in 2013 and adopted by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development for its convince with the initiative's usefulness in contribution to the achievement of Arab food security, pointing out that the Fund also provided aid at the amount of about one million pounds to cover its costs. Prof. Al-Dekhairi added that the fund signed a contract with a German consulting firm to prepare and implement a study on the initiative He revealed that the study was divided into four tasks: The first task is to determine the size of the current food gap in the Arab countries for the major crops such as wheat, sugar, edible oil, meat and dairy products, as well as identification of the capabilities of Sudan including water, land and others, besides designing a model targeting the best use of water resources, agricultural land and labor force available in Sudan. The fourth task, the AOAD Director-General continued, included preparation of a comprehensive plan and timetable for the development of the agricultural sector in Sudan basing on the projects to be identified by experts and specialists.

Ministry of Electricity announces return of 80% of electricity current to the national grid
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity has announced the return of 80% of the electricity current to the national grid after the general put off which occurred in the network at 12 noon and the return of electricity current in some areas began at about 12:30 pm . The Spokesman of the Ministry of Electricity Engineer Mohamed Abdul-Rahim Gawish said, in a statement to SUNA, that the work is still underway by the engineers to restore the current to the remaining areas of the national network within the next three hours.

January 10, 2018

Economic Sector Approves Central Bank Policies
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Investment, Mubarak Al-Fadel chaired, Tuesday, the meeting of the Economic Development Sector which approved the Central Bank policies on imports and exports . The policies includes, among others, transactions of the Sudanese working abroad and encouragement of banks . The meeting has, also, recommended the encouragement of exports and studying the projects that attract the investments of the expatriates .

Competition of Khartoum International Award for Holy Quran Launched
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The 9th competition of the Khartoum International Award for the Holy Quran is launched, Tuesday, amid wide participation and atmosphere full of spirituality. Sheikh Abdul Rashid Sheikh Ali Sufi (Qatar), Chairman of the Jury, praised the hospitality and reception of the people of Sudan, lauding the interest. , care, hospitality and social solidarity they witnessed in the country. He pointed out that Sudan, despite the plots woven against it, but the Sudanese people remained interested in preservation of the Holy book of Allah and dissemination of the Islamic religion .

Establishment of a coordinating council between Sudan and Turkey
Minister of Social Security and Development, Mashear Al-Dawalb, agreed with Turkish Ambassador to Khartoum Irfan Nazir Oglu on the establishment of a coordinating council for the voluntary work between the two countries in order to tighten the process of coordination and communication between the two countries according to a unified vision. The minister of Social Security and Development praises the Turkish experience in social field, that came during the meeting with the Secretary General of the National Council for Disabled, Colonel, Badr-Eldeen Ahmed Hassan and Ambassador Turkey to Sudan, Irfan Nazir Oglu, Al-Dawalb praised the successful and great visit of Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to the country recently, and his positive attitude towards all crises in Arab and Islamic world.

January 08, 2018

Sudan FM: We look Forward to Working with Washington in the Next Phase
The Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour on Thursday welcomed the statement issued by US Secretary of State Rex Tilerson on the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of the independence of the Sudan, stressing the aspiration of Sudan to work alongside the US government during the next phase. The Secretary of State expressed his wishes for the progress and prosperity of the American people. He said that the government looks forward to working with the US government in the coming phase within the framework of the constructive link between the two countries, and achieve common interests of the peoples of the two countries The US administration lifted economic sanctions and a trade ban on Sudan on Oct. 6, imposed since 1997, as a result of its commitment to the five track plan. The five tracks included Sudan’s cooperation with Washington in combating terrorism, working for peace achieve in southern Sudan, humanitarian affairs and delivering aid to those affected in conflict areas.

Sudanese Council of Churches commends religious tolerance in Sudan
The Sudanese Council of Churches has commended Muslim-Christian coexistence in the country saying ‘there’re neither differences nor disputes among various components of the society. “Interreligious institutions must be empowered and supported to play a greater role in this regard”, said participants in a workshop held in Khartoum recently under the theme “religious tolerance is a value of faith and genuine Sudanese attitude”, in presence of Moslem preachers, scholars as well as Christian patriarchs and clergymen. Minister of Guidance and Endowments pointed to different conventions and treaties that guaranteed freedom of belief, emphasizing that “Islam respects all other divine religions”. He further recalled that religious tolerance positively affects security and social stability and reflects the civil attitude of people when dealing with each other. A special paper was reviewed by the workshop enumerating churches in Sudan and precise number of foreigners domiciled in the country while a second elaborated on rules and basic planning of places of worship in addition to license procedures of churches based on site studies in accordance with UN world conventions and the country’s constitution. The workshop recommended adoption of a charter to reinforce religious tolerance, suggest a mechanism to this end and urged participation of sectarian leaders in the program of patronizing churches by a consultative council affiliated to the Minister of Guidance and Endowments. Another paper on domestic legislation guarantying freedom of faith and worship underlined existence of inter-religious accommodation, citing, however, some erratic acts, saying that incidents of the Angelican Church in Al-Giraif suburb of Khartoum is a case in point that necessitate remedy. During the workshop, a number of specialized papers were presented; top of them a paper on religious tolerance which included statistics of total churches and the foreign existence in the country. In conclusion. Minister of Guidance underscored Sudan’s accommodation of all faiths and appealed upon all to show vigilance and disallow those waiting for a chance to undermine political stability and social cohesion in Sudan.

ACSAD delegation to visits Sudan ACSAD delegation to visits Sudan
Khartoum, (SUNA) - A delegation from the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid zones and Dry lands is due to arrive in the country Sunday on a five-day visit lead by its Director General Rafiq Ali Salih to develop the executive program and the appropriate mechanisms to launch the second phase of the best land use plan for the second phase, which will be mplemented in three states including Khartoum, River Nile and the North in collaboration with experts from the Sudanese side. The Director of the Arab and Regional Organizations at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Ekhlass Mohamed Ali said, in statement to SUNA, that the visit comes within the framework of the initiative for partnership between the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the media of all its kinds and the role of introducing major development projects in the country, as well as the awareness of the best land uses and their impact on sustainable development to end up with the joint information cooperation and coordination. She explained that the ACSAD delegation is to meet, during the visit, with the officials at the Ministries of Agriculture, Finance, Federal Government Bureau and Water Resources as well as the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development, during which a comprehensive briefing is to be presented on the project, in addition to a visit to the three states.

HRH Prince Mansour Sudan sits on huge resources attractive for investors
Khartoum, (SUNA)- HRH Prince Naif Bin Abdul Aziz, the Saudi investor, has expressed his desire to invest in the Sudan with its huge natural resources and vast arable lands. In a statement to the Sudan News Agency, Prince Naif said his current visit to the Sudan witnessed the ingurgitation of the Remit Exchange and Financial Transfers Company in Khartoum, an event honored by the Assistant of the President of the Republic, Gen Abdul Rahaman Sadiq el Mahdi. He said the fact that the assistant was there to attend the event gave them an impetus for more actin and more joint work with the Sudan. He congratulated the Sudan for the revocation of the economic sanctions, a matter which would enable the country open up on the world at large. He also expressed his hope that Saudi investments would be encouraged and be provided with facilitations. He said his company will be providing huge services at reasonable cost, using up-to-date technologies that would facilitate the work and help attract Sudanese expatriates' remittances.

January 05, 2018

Al Bashir directs to forge ahead on improving the Sudan’s relations with BRICS countries
President of the Republic Omer al Bashir directed to forge ahead on improving the Sudan’s relations with BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in a way that fulfil common interests between the Sudan and BRICS countries. During his meeting with Dr. Awad al Jaz, vice president of High Commission supervising the Sudan’s relations with BRICS countries, His Excellency acquainted with commission performance during the past period and its future plans. Dr. al Jaz confirmed in that the President of the Republic address an invitation for the Chinese President to visit the Sudan, adding that cooperation with BRICS countries will witness great activities in all fields.

FM welcomes US State Department statement on Sudan Independence Day Anniversary
Khartoum, (SUNA)-Foreign Minister Professor Ibrahim Ghandour , welcomed statement issued by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on occasion of the 62nd Anniversary of Sudan's Independence Day. The Minister wished the American people continued progress and prosperity and that he was looking forward to working side by side with the American administration during the coming period within framework of constructive connection between the two countries to enhance bilateral relations and achieve the common high interests of Sudanese and American peoples. Rex W Tillerson, the American Secretary of State, on January the 1st, issued a statement in which he expressed his "best wishes as the people of Sudan celebrate the 62nd anniversary of Sudan's independence". In the statement he said the United States looks forward to another year of growth in the U.S.-Sudan relationship, and wished the people of Sudan a joyous celebration and a peaceful year ahead.

780,000 hectares of land in Sudan to boost agricultural crop
The countdown for another flock of Turkish investors into Sudan has begun after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Sudan. Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) Turkey-Sudan Business Council Chair Mehmet Ali Korkmaz indicated that 780,000 hectares (7,800 square kilometers) of land leased by Turkey would be open to Turkish investors and agriculture production, doubling Turkey’s crop. Last week’s high level three-country Africa tour by President Erdoğan, which was primarily dominated by business forums and cooperation agreements, facilitated the entrance of Turkish business people into new markets. The DEİK Turkey-Sudan Business Council chair said when agricultural activity on the land in Sudan begins, harvests twice the entire agricultural crop in Turkey can be made. Korkmaz also said that the goal of reaching $10 billion in bilateral trade volume will be reached and Turkey can also export produce to regional countries. He added that during the president’s visit, around 200 business people participated in business forums and a number of negotiations in electronics, defense, security, health and agriculture were initiated. “According to official data, Turkey and Sudan have a bilateral trade volume of $500 million. But since we import cotton and sesame, bilateral trade is in favor of Sudan. In the upcoming period, we will gradually raise the trade volume to $10 billion,” Korkmaz said. With regards to the 780,000 hectares of agricultural land for use by Turkish investors, he said that Turkey would invest in the region to build oil and thread plants if the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock guide investors. He also indicated that progress is still being made to establish a joint venture and commission with Sudan and under what conditions and for how long Turkey can conduct business in the country will be specified soon

January 04, 2018

Mango exports to Jordan and Qatar to increase
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The Sudan Center for Sterilization of Horticultural Exports has predicted an increase in mango production this year, with huge quantities of mango already being exported to Jordan and Qatar and other countries submitted demand for mango exports. The Director of the Sudanese center for Horticultural Exports, Abdul Rahaman Abdul Majid, told the Sudan news agency that this season, because of the conducive climate will see an increase in mango production, pointing out that a number of packing companies have entered the market a matter that will help increase exports. He commended one company, Awalad Attab in Sinja area, White Nile State, which exported over 125 tons of mango since the mango season started shortly. He said the center encourages other companies to enter this market and mango exportation opportunity He said the center has also started dates exportation to Ethiopia, following treatment and sterilization process in the center and that the Sudan has benefited from the Tunisian experience in the steam sterilization process for dates product. He said beside Ethiopia, Qatar is now wishing to import Sudanese sterilized dates. He urged producers to maintain the good reputation of Sudanese products and to avoid any excessive use of fertilizers and chemicals as the Sudanese products are known as being organic. He said farmers should give special attention to the cultivation and harvesting and packing process.

Trade Ministry announces deterrent controls to “price hikes”
Minister of Trade Hatem Al-Sir announced a package of measures to control “price hikes” in the markets legally. He said that the “chaos” of prices is unjustified, illegal and immoral. “A group of “mediators” took advantage of the situation”. He added
In a press conference on budget 2018, (Tuesday) Al- Sir promised citizens that prices evaporation will stop in coming days and the state “will not be without action and will not contradict the policy of liberalization”. Minister added that decisions of joint meeting of especial bodies will issue soon. He mentioned that economic liberalization “does not mean chaos in any way,”. State will not accept “to make government that it is against people that it wants to grind”. “The government is neither a merciful angel nor a demonic devil in the middle,” he said, adding that the new budget guidelines were clear regarding to government companies, supporting privet sector and exemption customs duties on basic commodities. He pointing out that there is coordination with Ministry of Industry requires putting the final price of the product written on the product.

Investment Minister: Government Spends A Billion Dollar on Diesel Import
Khartoum,(SUNA)- The Minister for Investment, Mubarak El Fadil, said the government spends about one billion dollars a year on diesel import. The Minister told a press briefing on Wednesday that he expects the rate of exchange of the US dollar against the local currency to go down following crack down on hard currency black market dealings. The Minister said the consumers' attitude has to change as well to spare spending whooping sums on import of such commodities as powder milk on which the country spends over 200 million dollars.


January 03, 2018

CBOS Governor affirms its mandate on state foreign exchange resources
Khartoum, SUNA) - The Governor of the Central Bank of Sudan Hazim Abdul-Gadir has stressed CBOS mandate on all the State's resources in foreign exchange in accordance with the directives issued by the concerned authorities in the State. The CBOS governor, speaking at a joint press conference with the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Tuesday at the Ministry of Information, pointed out to the central bank keenness in coordination with the Ministry of Finance on the stability of the exchange rate and the reform of its distortions, stressing the importance of more flexibility in the exchange rate to reduce those distortions. Abdul-Gadir said that the CBOS policy for the current year focused on the increase of production to increase exports to contribute to augment the foreign exchange proceeds to cover the gap resulting from the growing demand for the foreign currencies. The Governor of the Central Bank explained that one of the most important sources contributing to the increase in foreign exchange resources available now was the gold, which the central bank has been working to purchase it from the traditional miner, revealing that the Central Bank has begun to increase its prices to encourage its production and to reduce its smuggling. Abdul-Gadir touched on the banking facilities granted to the exporters, particularly in the payment methods, referring to the opening of new markets to enable Sudanese goods to compete abroad in order to restore the balance of trade and ease the pressure on the foreign exchange which is currently available.

Sudan’s Gold Production increased to over 100 Tons in 2017
Sudan’s financial problems would be solved, if the gold produced in Sudan was not sold but used as a guarantee for financing, according to Minister of Minerals Hashem Ali Salem. During the weekly News Forum at the Ministry of Information in Khartoum last week, the Sudanese Minister of Minerals announced that the gold production has increased to more than 100 tons during the current year. The Minister reported that Khartoum received a financing offer of more than $6 billion from four large mining companies, to be guaranteed by gold produced in the near future. However, he said, only $4 billion would be enough to solve the country’s economic problems. Had the Central Bank of Sudan purchased gold for a reasonable price, miners would not have smuggled the precious mineral, Salem stated, and stressed the necessity to establish a gold bourse.
He further pointed out that his Ministry accounts for five per cent of the national domestic product. He hopes to increase this figure in 2018, when the Ministry will stop exporting a number of raw minerals in 2018, and start the indigenization of the minerals production industry. According to a recent report by the Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG), the country’s gold industry is affected by “bureaucratic and political corruption, including embezzlement, cronyism and patronage.”

Minister of Planning Meets Swiss Housing Group
Khartoum, (SUNA) - Minister of Planning, Dr. Engineer, Jamal Mahmud has discussed with the Representative of the Swiss Group operating in housing fields, means of cooperation and partnership implementation of housing projects in Khartoum . The Representative of the Dubai the company which specialized in building housing units for the limited income-people will provide the fund for the projects . Meanwhile, the minister has indicated that the state has growing concern over the housing projects.

January 02, 2018

Al Bashir stresses the Sudan’s commitment with international partnership enhancing props of international and regional peace and security
President of the Republic Omer al Bashir confirmed that the Sudan remained committed on its external relations with international partnership which enhances props of international and regional peace and security and to and seriously action to counter terrorism, money laundering and human trafficking. In his word on the occasion of the Sudan’s Independence Day on Sunday, President of the Republic alluded to that the country despite that exposed to unjust blockage for more than twenty yearswhere the Sudan was succeed to lift US boycott following a serious and constructive dialogue since2003. al Bashir alluded to recognition of all States of the World that the Sudan is not only sponsoring and supporting terrorism nay it is an essential pillar in countering terrorism, particularly Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Arab Maghreb States, and the patrician position of African States through its union and bilateral positions, particularly Ethiopia, Chad, S. African and Rwanda

NCP Deputy Chairman Congratulates Sudanese People on Occasion of Independence Day
Al- Obied,(SUNA) The Deputy Chairman of the National Congress Party, engineer, Ibrahim Mahmoud has congratulated the Sudanese people on the occasion of the Sudan's Independence. During his address, Thursday, in al- Obied town, the capital of North Kordufan state, to the organizational campaign for the women sector , he expressed pleasure over the Sudanese solidarity and unity during this occasion, hailing role of Kordufan model women among other Sudan's states for her interaction with the state's programs, calling for change and the achievement of sustainable development, announcing the implementation of the President of the Republic program for the development of the Sudan and its people, pointing to Sudan's privileged location and, economic resources that qualify it to be the world food basket in the forefront of world's countries. The governor of north kordufan state, Moulana, Ahmed Haroun, the state's NC chairman, has underlined, capability of the women sector in the state to make the change and creation, indicating her great participation in the campaign (Noufra) project, and her contribution in the elimination of literacy and spreading of knowledge. The secretary of the NC woman secretariat in the state, Dr. Salma al- Tahir, has lauded the organization of the woman constructions, and the membership revision, announcing readiness of Kordufan women, and her unity of rank with NC programs. The representative of The NC woman secretariat, in the center, Mahassin Jabir ha commended role of the governor in the state's development, the role of the women in Kordufan, meanwhile, the party's women secretariat in the state presented document of covenant and charter to the party's deputy chairman.
December 29, 2017

Minister for Defense receives Russian Army Deputy Chief of Staff
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The Minister for Defense, Lt General Awad Mohamed Ahmed Bin Aouf, on Thursday received the visiting Russian Army Deputy Chief of Staff and reaffirmed Sudan's keenness to develop relations with Federal Republic of Russia and build partnership in the various domains, particularly the Defense fields. The Minister received the Russian Deputy Chief of Staffs, Alexander Alexitic who arrived to Khartoum early this week on a several day visit to the Sudan. The Minister for Defense has expressed his happiness to receive the Deputy Chief of Staff and commended the visit as an important one that comes following the historic visit by the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omar Bashir, to Russia. He expressed hope that the visit of the Russian official would bear fruitful results. The Russian official has on his part expressed satisfaction over the outcome of his visit and what has been achieved, reaffirming his country's keenness to strengthen relations with the Sudan in the interest of the two countries and the two friend peoples.

Ministry of Mining Sign Agreement for Gold Exploration with Saudi Company
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The Ministry of Mining has signed a privilege agreement with the joint Saudi - Sudanese Ashab Al-Yamin Company for exploring gold and the accompanying minerals in South Kordofan State. The agreement was signed by the Minister of Mining, Prof. HASHIM Ali Salim, for the ministry and the Saudi investor, Mohamed bin Suleiman bin Sulbi, in presence of the company's General Director, Hamad-Neil Abdalla. In a statement to the press after the meeting, the Saudi investor has called on the businessmen and investors in the Arab World to engage in investments in Sudan at different domains, top of them are mining, agriculture and industry. He appreciated the facilities extended to them by the Ministry of Mining, including the providing of advisory in the minerals' field.

Sudan Embassy in Saudi Arabia: Agreement with Turkey on “Suwakin” does not threaten Arab security
Sudanese embassy in Saudi Arabia Wednesday said that its country does not threaten Arab security by signing an agreement with Turkey to rehabilitate Suwakin harbor in eastern Sudan. In a statement the Minister Plenipotentiary and Head of the Media Section at the Sudanese Embassy in Riyadh, Mu’taz Ahmed Ibrahim said “Sudan is not endangering Arab security, through signing an agreement with Turkey”, underlining that the step is not relevant to” Sudanese Egyptian dispute over Halayib and Shalatin.” Ibrahim said the news titled “Suwakin in the lap of Erdogan” that was published today by “Okaz” newspaper is “a clear insult to Sudan’s sovereignty and natural right to establish relations with various world countries.” He stressed that these relations are being built peacefully in the benefit or interest of people, without prejudice to security of the Arab nation, which is a mainstay in Sudan’s external relations.” He continued: “Suwakin is in Sudan’s lap and not any other party,” criticizing the Saudi newspaper for referring to Erdogan’s visit to Sudan with such connotations as “Turkish ambitions.” The statement pointed out that the newspaper attributed the news to “Reuters”, and “France-Presse” agencies, which“did not report the news published in Okaz.” “I have reviewed the news item myself in Reuters and France Press, and there was no any signal or reference to the word ‘ambition’ nor what might represent “a threat “to Arab national security,” he said. The newspaper “Okaz” published a report titled “Khartoum gives Ankara Suwakin-Sudan in Turkey’s lap ” and attributed it to the said agencies . The newspaper started about “Turkish ambitions” in Africa, “expansion through the mullahs,” and referred to Egyptian criticism of the Sudanese-Turkish agreement on the town of “Suwakin.” Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said on Tuesday that Erdogan had asked his Sudanese counterpart, Omar al-Bashir, during his visit to Suwakin, to give the isle to Turkey as an exclusive investment zone. He explained that the Turkish President “meant that island and not all Suwakin area, adding President al-Bashir agreed its renovation to become a touristic spot and return to its original function as en route harbor for pilgrims, meaning tourism and worship destination. The official concluded by asserting that” it is an investment partnership between two countries and this is quite normal”.

December 28, 2017

Minister of Minerals: Gold alone can get Sudan out of its economic problems
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The Minister of Minerals Prof. Hashim Ali Salim has affirmed that the gold produced in the country could take Sudan out of its economic problems by not exporting it abroad and using it as a guarantee for financing. He revealed, during his speech in the weekly news forum of the Ministry of Information Wednesday, that Sudan gold production has increased to more than 100 tons during the current year a matter that enables the country to get funds from the external financing institutions. The minister exposed that Sudan received a financing of more than 6 billion dollars offer from four major companies under the guarantee of produced gold, however, only $4 billion would solve Sudan's economic problems He emphasized that had the Central Bank of Sudan purchased gold in a reasonable price, it would have not be smuggled, stressed the necessity to establish a gold bourse. The minister said that his ministry would stop export of a number of minerals in the raw form in 2018; especially that Sudan has more than 13 minerals ready for investment including agricultural minerals, which can be manufactured inside Sudan and sold to the neighboring countries that need fertilizer. The minister asserted that the brokers were the cause of the scarcity of mercury by buying, storing and increasing its prices, referring to his ministry's directive on assigning Sudamine Company to sell the mercury in the markets and stop selling it in Khartoum a matter that contributed to the provision of mercury in the markets. He pointed out to his ministry contribution at 5% to the national domestic product, stressing the trend of the ministry next year to indigenize the industry of copper, rare metals, radioactive and precious stones in the country.

Bashir says Sudan supports the Arab Authority for Investment and Agricultural Development
Khartoum, (SUNA)- The President of the Republic Omar Bashir on Wednesday reaffirmed Sudan's support and backing for the Arab Authority for Investment and Agricultural Development , providing all possible assistance and removing hurdle facing it. The president of the Republic received a delegation from the Authority led by Mohamed Bin Obaid Al Mazroui, chair of the authority, to the Sudan. Mazroui pointed out that the meeting reviewed the facilities provided by the government of the Sudan to the authority during the past 40 years. He said they briefed the president of the Republic on the various activities of the authority as well as all the spending of the authority which spent over 700 million dollar which amount to some 63% of the overall sum spent in the Arab world and that the authority has established 12 projects in the various domains in the country.
He said the authority is planning to implement three projects in the field of sugar production and red meats at a cost of 120 million dollars and in eh area of veterinary drugs at a cost of 46 million dollars, besides providing assistance to small farmers who own about 10 thousand feddans saying that this covered about 20 thousands farmers. He said the authority has helped developing the initiative proposed by the president of the Republic on Arab Food Security and that the authority will be the implementing body for all the projects related to the president initiative.

December 27, 2017

Bashir and Erdogan witness signing of ships building company agreement
Port Sudan, (SUNA) - President Omar Bashir and the visiting Turkish President Reccep Tayyib Erdogan, on Monday witnessed the signing of an agreement on establishment of a company for Ships building in Podadun, Red Sea State, as well as other Turkish investment. The agreements were signed on the side of the Sudan by the Director of GIAD Company, Ismail El Tayeb and on the Turkish side by the Turkish investment group representative Abdeen Sabri. The two sides also signed an agreement on cooking gas reception at Port Sudan.

U of K Bestows Honorary Doctorate on President Erdogan
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The University of Khartoum on Monday bestowed the Honorary Doctorate in Law on the visiting Turkish President Reccep Tayyib Erdogan amid august official, political and academia presence. Professor Ahmed Mohamed Suleiman, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Khartoum (Uof K) told the ceremony that the move to confer the title by the University of Khartoum was because it considered President Erdogan an international personality that has huge impact on it regional and international surrounding. He said the university considered bestowing the doctorate on Erdogan an honor the institution and its affiliate and staffers. He commended the cooperation that exists between the university and the various other Turkish institutions. Professor Adel Ali Hussein told the same gathering that the University Board of Directors in its meeting 415 voted for giving the honorary doctorate to president Erdogan, following a thorough review of his curriculum vitae and his efforts in serving his communities locally, regionally and internationally. He commended the scholarship for over 100 students annually provided by Turkey to Sudanese students as well as 10m other fully funded grants for postgraduate higher studies.

Summit between Al-Bashir and Erdogan in Khartoum
At outset of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Khartoum Sunday, Sudan and Turkey signed 12 agreements in Khartoum. Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir in a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart announced formation of a supreme committee chaired by the two heads of state to convene annually. Al-Bashir described Turkish President’s visit to Sudan as historic, adding that the two sides signed 12 agreements, most notably a strategic partnership overseen by the supreme committee to meet alternately in Khartoum and Ankara. President al-Bashir expressed happiness of the Sudanese government and people to receive Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan , adding: “We are pleased to meet with Turkish President to commend his strong stances on national issues, specially the latest Islamic Summit and its rejection of Trump’s decision on Jerusalem which in turn was rejected by the United Nations Security Council and the UN General Assembly by an overwhelming majority.” For his part, Erdogan thanked his counterpart and described relations as strategic. Erdogan praised the results of national dialogue and praised Sudan’s position with Turkey during the failed coup attempt.

Minister of Finance expects rise in the volume of trade with Turkey to (10) billion dollars
The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Mohamed Osman Al Rekabi expressed his optimism over the forum of Sudanese-Turkish business, which took place on Monday at the Friendship Hall. Al Rekabi said that Sudanese-Turkish businessmen forum is a benefit for the two brotherly nations, and a start for continuous work that set the developed political and social relations between the two countries in the economic framework to realize complementary benefits in the interest of the two nations. He expected that economic cooperation would reach upto 10 billion dollars soon as well as entry of Turkish banks to Sudan to facilitate the trade movement and transfer of capital between the two countries. He directed the Sudanese Banks Union for working to find Turkish correspondents contributing to the flow of remittances.

Moubark al- Fadil Underlines Importance of Benefiting from Turkish Technology in Industry, Agriculture Sectors
Khartoum, (SUNA) The Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Investment, Moubarak al-Fadil has indicated the importance of benefiting from the Turkish technology and experiences in the development of the agriculture and industry sectors, announcing a plan set by the economic sector for three years to start form next year for the increase of the agriculture and industry production of cotton, oil seeds, and the increase of the exports by 10 billion dollars. During his to the opening sitting of the Sudanese-Turkish business forum, Monday, at the friendship hall he reviewed the Sudanese efforts in this regard in the first year, stressing the necessary serious beginning with that agriculture projects with quick returns in order to establish partnership and agriculture and industrial renaissance between Sudan and sisterly turkey. Al- Fadil added that the Sudan needs infrastructure, and technology to develop the agriculture and industry production, and to increase the export production, he pointed that the Sudan has ready projects that need the Sudanese - Turkish efforts, and Turkish technologies.

Sudan to boost housing experience
Sudan has declared expansion of housing schemes to cover Khartoum and other different states, announced the National Housing and Reconstruction Fund. On Sunday a delegation from the Fund returned home from a visit to the North African state of Tunisia to inspire experience in the field of housing. Besides, the delegation was acquainted with the successful Tunisian model of housing to be copied and ways of providing low-cost houses. “Joint cooperation between the two countries in this domain will be pushed to further scope”, said the secretary general of the Sudanese Housing and Reconstruction Fund. “ the visit was a success and achieved much regarding cooperation in this regard”, he concluded.

December 22, 2017

Sudan welcomes the coming visit to Sudan by President Erdogan of Turkey
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The Sudan on Thursday welcomed the coming visit to the Sudan by President Tayeb Reccep Erdogan of Turkey which starts on Sunday. In a press statement it issued on Thursday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the visit constitute a new qualitative development in the bilateral relations and is expected to witness the signing of a number of agreements and memorandums of understanding It said the Sudanese government would like to express its welcoming of the coming visit by president Erdogan to the Sudan on the 24th of current December and which will last for two days, at the invitation of President Omar Bashir. The ministry said the visits comes within the context of cementing the bilateral brotherly relations based on the historic, cultural and social roots, and which are further nurtured by economic and trade partnerships. The visit, the first of its kind by a Turkish president since the independence of the Sudan, is expected to witness in addition to the joint talks, signing of numerous economic agreement in the investment, agriculture, education, and environment, military and legal cooperation, roads, energy, health, and tourism. An economic forum in which over 100 businessmen and economist and in which some fifty Turkish companies are participating, will take place during the visit. President Erdogan is also expected to pay a visit to Port Sudan and to Suwakin in Eastern Sudan. Agreement on sea port and free zone are to be signed there. The University of Khartoum, the most prestigious higher institutional body in the Sudan, has also decided to bestow on President Erdogan, the honorary doctorate in recognition of his efforts to develop me his country and to create partnership with the Sudan and with the Sudanese civil society, as well as his outstanding position with regards to issues of rights and justice in the world.

Sudanese- Russian Ministerial Committee for Economic, Trade Cooperation Concludes Session with Signing of Five Agreements
Khartoum, (SUNA) The Sudanese-Russian Joint Ministerial Committee for the Economic and Trade Cooperation, has concluded Thursday, at the friendship hall in Khartoum its 5 th session. The joint ministerial committee has concluded sittings with the signing of the economic, commercial and technical protocol, signed by the head of the Sudanese side, the minister of minerals, prof. Hashim Ali Salim, and Mr. Sergei Denskoy the minister of natural resources and environment for the Russian part. The sitting which was attended by the assistant f the president of the republic, the deputy chairman of the higher supervision committee for the relations with the BRICS states, has witnessed the signing of five agreements including the fields of researches and geological training between the geological research corporation, and the Russian Geological Center, agreement on the use of mercury alternative technologies between Sudamin Company and Russian Khalin Company , agreement on the field of development of nuclear station between the Sudanese ministry of water resources and electricity and the Russian Red Ason company, and the signing of cooperation minutes between the ministry of higher education and the Russian Ministry of Education and Sciences, besides the signing of an agreement in the field of technologies between the Sudanese Zoura Campany and the Russian Vimin Company. The head of the Sudanese part of the Joint Ministerial Committee for Trade and Cooperation, prof. Hashim Ali Salim has asserted the sedans government determination to implement all the signed agreement as quickly as possible, noting to the signing of 43 agreements in previous years, indicating overcoming of the obstacle of financial transfers by the opening of the Russian transfer system a matter that has accelerated the agreements' implementation. He pointed to the obstacle of the exportation of vegetable and fruits from the Sudan to Russia, noting that the solution of this problem lies in the formation of a joint council of businessmen to develop solutions to the problems of exportation, indicating that the what is new is entering into agreements not found in the previous protocol, such as the agreement to establish a nuclear power plant for the peaceful purposes of electricity generation. The head of the Russian side, has confirmed on the peaceful nuclear plant, which it will be under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency, stating that the talks in its beginnings and dates are not set for it. He pointed out that to the offer of the Ministry of Minerals for number of new blocks to the Russian companies, in exchange for benefiting from the Russian technology in extracting gold without mercury, as well as the qualification of cadres in the field of meteorology and other technologies. In the press conference the two sides held in conclusion of the committee's meetings, Mr. Sergei Denskoy noted that the trade exchange between the two countries has been doubled during one year to 153 million dollar in 2016 to 325 dollar in the fiscal year, stressing that the two sides would work for the solution of the financing problem, pointing to the Sudan exportation of million tons of the Russian wheat during the current year. Meanwhile, prof. Hashim Ali Salim asserted the Sudan's desire to import Russian wheat, especially after the lifting of ban from the flour importation, with the expectation of the increase of the imported wheat from Russia to meet the country's consumption of wheat that amount to 2.5 million tons. The minister of mineral has attributed the cancellation of the license of the Russian company of Cyprien for not complying with the terms of the contract signed with the company. The President Assistant, Dr. Awad al- Jaz has expressed hope that the signed agreements would lead to its practical and direct implementation, noting that the presidency of the republic will closely follow up its implementation with the concerned ministries. Al- Jaz has called for the holding of the council of the businessmen between the two countries shortly, and the facilitation of the communication means, by air, land, sea and on the banking level, inviting Russian tourists and media to visit Sudan to closely see what is going on in the Sudan.

First Vice - President Returns from Eritrea
Khartoum,(SUNA) - The First Vice - President of the Republic and National Prime Minister, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih, returned home Thursday after a two-day visit to Eritrea during visit he met with the Eritrean Leadership and discussed progress of the bilateral relations between two countries and issues of mutual concern. He was received at Khartoum Airport by the Vice - President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman, and number of ministers.

British Ambassador describes Sudanese – British Economic Forum as great success
Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Sudan Michael Aron praised the success of British Economic Forum that was recently held in London with participation of Minister of Foreign Affairs Professor Ibrahim Ghandour and a number of representatives from the British private sector and relevant bodies in both countries. During the conference many topics on trade and investment were discussed. In addition, Ambassador Aron discussed in an interview with Sudan News Agency “SUNA” anumber of issues of common concern to activate the flow of investment between the two countries and means of developing the Sudanese economy, besides supporting Sudan in fields of combating human trafficking and illegal migration, improving Sudan’s record on human rights as well as adverse effects caused by climatic changes

December 06, 2017

First Vice President witnesses opening of First International Festival of the Sudanese Palm and Dates
Khartoum, (SUNA) - First Vice President of the Republic and National Prime Minister Lt. General Bakri Hassan Salih honored Tuesday the Celebration of the Opening of the First International Festival of the Sudanese Palm and Dates. The celebration was also attended by the Minister of Agriculture Dr. Abdul Latif Al-Ajaimi, the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Khartoum Hamad Al-Junaibi, the Secretary General of the Khalifa International Prize for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation in the UAE Dr. Abdul Wahab Sayid the Chairman of the Sudanese Palm Cultivation and Care Society, Prof. Ahmad Ali Qneif and a number of ministers, ambassadors and those who concerned with the palms of the farmers and producers of dates.

Minister for Trade issues new regulations
Khartoum, (SUNA)- The Minister for Trade, Hatim Al Sir on Tuesday issued a number of regulations organizing the trade and reinstating measures relate d to exports with the Ministry of Trade as well as a decision on imports of commodities for personal use. The Decision No (17) for the Fiscal year 2017, relevant to the organization of the trade procedures, stipulates the continuation of banning non-Sudanese from involvement in local trade in accordance with the previous Decision of the Ministry of Trade No (36) for the Fiscal 2015 and banning foreign individuals and companies from attending crops and bourses for commodities with the intention of trading. The decision committed the individuals and the business names and national companies to use the exporters and exporters record for the benefit of the firs beneficiary only. The decision stipulates that foreigners are to be barred from possession or operating sieves for clearing or packing agricultural crops, unless they are operating an agriculture investment project that is registered with the Ministry for Investment. According to this decision, Sudanese nationals who are in possession of a license of an investment project, are barred from trading in local markets and are to commit to what has been specified by the Investment Law with regard to concessions provided for in the foreign investment. The decision also stipulates banning of agricultural crops exportation across Sudanese borders without possession of official documents allowing such a practice. The decision No (18) relative to the reinstatement of the exports procedures with the Ministry for Trade, has cancelled the decision No (21) for the year 2015 relative to the approval of exports contractors by the banks, and reinstating them with the Ministry for Trade and giving the authority for ratification and procedures to the Ministry for Trade. It also said all surveys forms and relevant information from the ministry be considered a main document in all customs procedures. This decision is valid as of the first of January 2018. And according to decision No (19) relative to the import of goods for personal use, and which was amended in accordance with the decision no (63) for the fiscal year 2013, the maximum value for imports of commodities for personal use has been amended from 10,000 euros to 2000 dollars. This decision becomes valid from the date of its signature, taking into consideration that other paragraphs of the decision no 63 for the fiscal year 2013 remain valid. The Minister for Trade told the Sudan News Agency SUNA that these decisions come within the context of the Ministry's endeavors to reorganize trade and to implement the directives given by the President of the Republic on taking urgent measures and procedures for reorganizing the import and export procedures. He said they also come in line with the decision of the Council of Ministers on the same.

Central Bank directs banks to hand over expatriate remittances in the same currencies transferred
Khartoum, (SUNA) - The Central Bank of Sudan (CBOS) has instructed all banks to hand over expatriate remittances in the same currencies as they have been transferred to facilitate the flow of Sudanese remittances abroad and provide them with distinctive banking services. CBOS announced, in a press circular, the dealing of all banks operating in the country in the receiving and delivery of remittances of expatriates through branches (windows) to be announced by the banks for the purpose of overcoming obstacles. The Central Bank has obliged all banks to provide the best banking services to the Sudanese public working abroad. The Central Bank of Sudan stressed that the policies of the foreign exchange market, the exchange rate and subsequent amendments, pours in the framework of its constant efforts to preserve and maintain the rights of the dealers with the banking system.

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