Belarus is set to implement joint projects with Sudan, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the meeting with Speaker of the National Assembly of Sudan Ibrahim Omer on 29 August.
According to the head of state, the level of the Belarusian-Sudanese interstate cooperation has recently improved. In the past six months Khartoum was visited by a number of Belarus’ high-level delegations. The two countries considered the cooperation in energy, oil and gas, natural resources and geology, agriculture, woodworking, light industry, construction and inter-banking cooperation.
“This was the stage of outlining joint projects and an extensive discussion of the ways to implement them. Today we need to start the implementation of the plans we outlined. Belarus is ready for the implementation of joint projects with Sudan in the abovementioned areas. We hope that your country has the same approach and that the Sudanese MPs will support these plans,” Alexander Lukashenko said.
According to the president, an eventful program has been prepared for the Sudanese delegation that also includes representatives of the government and the business community. The program includes meetings with the Belarusian officials and tours of the country’s major industrial, agricultural, scientific and production enterprises. “We hope that you will fully get familiar with the economic, industrial, scientific and cultural potential of our country. I am confident that your current visit to Minsk will open new prospects for the Belarusian-Sudanese cooperation,” said the Belarusian leader.
Alexander Lukashenko remembered with great fondness his visit to Khartoum and the fruitful talks with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and other members of the government of the country. “I am grateful to the Sudanese MPs for sincerity and support that I felt during my speech in the National Assembly of Sudan. We consider this visit of the high-level delegation as a continuation of the bilateral dialogue that we started in January 2017. It is very important that the agreements reached then are implemented successfully,” Alexander Lukashenko said.
The head of state noted that he repeatedly drawn the attention of the heads of the Belarusian ministries, regions and enterprises to the need to enhance interaction with Sudan. “We want our constructive political relations to reflect in trade and economic cooperation,” he stressed.
In turn, Ibrahim Omer thanked the Belarusian president for the hospitality and warm welcome and conveyed the greetings from the President of Sudan. “We believe that your visit to Sudan was historic. Your meetings with Omar al-Bashir were very successful and laid the foundation and framework for further development of relations. We also see your speech before the members of the National Assembly of Sudan as historic. Your words were very clear and understandable both for MPs and for the Sudanese people. We felt that that you are a true leader who is willing to develop relations with the Republic of Sudan,” he added.
Ibrahim Omer also said that the Sudanese Parliament is doing a great deal of work to develop cooperation with Belarus. “Parliament is ready to continue to work together with the Sudanese government and other stakeholders to implement the agreements that were reached during your visit. We strive to build relations with Belarus in various areas,” the speaker of the National Assembly of Sudan said.