Khartoum — Sudan’s Prime Minister and his Jordanian counterpart on Thursday signed ten cooperation agreements
to enhance bilateral relations in various areas including economy education.
The agreements were signed by Sudan’s First Vice-President and Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh and the visiting Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki at the seventh closing session of a joint Sudanese-Jordanian High Committee held in Khartoum.
The memorandums of understanding singed include education, culture, youth, social development, vocational training, industrial cities, electricity and renewable energy, strategic planning, and mineral resources for the three upcoming years 2017-2020.
Sudan and Jordan also agreed to activate their joint business council comprising representatives of the Federation of Sudanese Businessmen and Employers and Jordan’s Businessmen Association and the chambers of industry and commerce.
After the signing ceremony, Saleh told reports that said agreements reached reflect solid relations between the two countries, pointing to Sudan’s genuine desire for finding effective mechanisms in aid of the to the benefit of the two peoples.
He expressed Sudan’s readiness to facilitate all procedures for Jordanian investors.
Al-Mulki demonstrated satisfaction with the outcomes of the meetings, noting that the two sides would assess the progress achieved in the implementation of the signed deals every six months and work jointly to remove any obstacles that might be facing the process.
The Jordanian Prime Minister urged businessmen from both countries to take advantage of the planned maritime line linking the ports of both countries, located on the opposite sides of the Red Sea.
He said that Jordan’s sole port in Aqaba would be an entry gate for Sudanese products bound for the Levant.
The size of trade exchange between Jordan and Sudan ranges between 80 and 120 million U.S. dollars annually.
Also, there are 228 Jordanian investment projects in Sudan, with 166 industrial projects, 55 in the service sector and 17 in the agricultural sector