Khartoum (UNA-OIC) – Activities of the two-day Saudi-Sudanese Investment Forum started in Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Sunday.
Saudi Arabia’s delegation headed by the Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Eng. Abdurrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhli, in the presence of Saudi Ambassador to Sudan Ali bin Hassan Jaafar and a number of officials, along with Saudi businessmen and investors.
In his speech at the opening session of the forum, Al-Fadhli stressed that Saudi Arabia and Sudan always seek to strengthen their economic and trade relations, in addition to developing investments.
He noted the directives of the Kingdom’s government to discuss investment opportunities in the fields of energy, infrastructure, agriculture and communications.
The forum aims to consult with Saudi investors and present investment opportunities in the sectors of agriculture, livestock, minerals, oil, alternative energy and renewable energy.
On his part, Sudanese Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Prof. Al-Tahir Harbi appreciated Saudi Arabia’s support to Sudan and the transition process in the country. He also referred to the Kingdom’s contributions to the Khartoum-based Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID) and the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD).
Harbi pointed out that the Saudi investments in Sudan are successful, especially in the fields of agriculture, forestry and animal resources. He called for further expansion of cooperation between the two countries in the field of development and investments.