Minister of Minerals Briefs IMF Delegation on Sudan Mineral Potentialities
Khartoum - The Minister of Minerals, Kamal Abdul-Latif, has briefed the visiting delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the steps and procedures that the ministry is carrying out to organize the mining along its contribution to the Sudan national economy.
The delegation, led by the Deputy Head Department of Middle East and Central Asia, Edward Al-Jumail, got assured with the procedures the Ministry of Mineral undertook by making the Central Bank of Sudan enter as a buyer of the traditional mining's gold as well as the establishment of gold refinery.
The minister urged IMF to play a greater role in providing technical assistance to the projects and to highlight the improvements in the Sudan economy, referring to the obstacles set by some countries on the Sudan.
Abdal-Latif stressed that the mineral sector in the country became the hope and compensator for the national economy after exist of the oil.
The Chief of IMF delegation, meanwhile, said that the IMF has been paying visits during these days to the country members with the purpose to evaluate the economic situations and to extend technical consultations them to assess their economic performance on the light of the previous experiences of each country with the other countries, explaining that the visit to the Ministry of Minerals came to get informed on the real contribution of the mining sector to the Sudan economy.
By SUNA, 22/05/2012