Sudan: The value of our agreements with Turkey is 10 billion dollars

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Dagalo said that the Sudanese delegation discussed with Turkish officials all issues related to past and immediate investments.

The Deputy Chairman of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (Hemedti), said yesterday, Saturday, that the value of his country’s agreements with Turkey amount to about 10 billion dollars.

This came in a press conference held by Dagalo at Khartoum Airport, upon his return from Turkey.

He said that the value of the agreements with the Turkish side amounts to about 10 billion dollars, and Sudan’s interest in the agreements exceeds 75%, so they must be updated and implementation started.

He added, “We went out with joint talks, and it was agreed to update all previous agreements.”

He indicated the seriousness of the Turkish side and the firm desire to invest in Sudan, and to revive previous agreements.

Dagalo also pointed out that Sudan’s climate is suitable to attract investors and create the environment to overcome all obstacles that hinder the implementation of the agreements, and expressed his hope for the success of investments and the lifting of the suffering of the Sudanese citizen.

Adding that the Sudanese delegation discussed with Turkish officials all issues related to past and immediate investments (he did not clarify them), stressing that the visit was successful by all standards and the stalemate and apathy was removed.

He added that Turkey was the first country that supported the revolution and change, and confirmed its desire to help the Sudanese people. He remarked that the Turkish side looks forward to furthering Sudan’s interests following their mutual benefits.

And last Thursday, Dagalo began a two-day visit to Turkey with a number of ministers.

Relations between Ankara and Khartoum have been developing since the Justice and Development Party came to power in Turkey in 2002, when it developed an ambitious plan to strengthen communication with African countries.

Bilateral relations have also witnessed a wide movement since the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Sudan in December 2017, when the two countries signed 22 agreements and memoranda of understanding in several fields.

These agreements and memoranda include cooperation in the fields of education, agriculture, industry, trade, iron and steel industry, exploration, energy exploration, development of gold extraction, construction of grain silos, health services, and thermal and electrical generation.

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