Sudan, Lebanon Sign Industrial Cooperation Protocol
Sudan and Lebanon have signed an industrial cooperation protocol with the minister of industry, Dr. Awad Al-Jaz, signing on behalf of Sudan, and Freije Sabounjian, Lebanese minister of industry signing on behalf of the Lebanese government.
In addressing the meeting, Dr. Al-Jaz said Sudan has overcome all its historic problems and is in now preparing for a great leap forward.
He said agriculture and industry form a priority of the upcoming phase through investment and benefiting from the country's huge resources.
"Sudan possesses all the economic components and resources that qualify it to activate its economy," Dr. Al-Jaz said.
The minister described Lebanese investments as success and called on Lebanese businesses to invest in the food industry, describing Lebanon as "an active country in the field of investment".
For his part, Mr. Freije Sabounjian described the industrial cooperation protocol as a "great leap forward" in the field of Lebanese investment in Sudan. He said Lebanon will continue to increase its investments and enhance its ties with Sudan.
Mr. Sabounjian conveyed the well wishes of the Lebanese president to President Al Bashir and lauded the investment opportunities in Sudan, particularly within the atmosphere of stability both countries are witnessing
"We seek to introduce an economic and industrial roadmap for executing projects that meet the needs of the two countries," he said.
The Lebanese minister added that joint exhibitions will be launched and economic ties between the two countries further enhanced.
By Staff Writer, 28/11/2011