Sudan keen on establishing strong economic ties with UK

Khartoum Sudanese Minister of Investment Mubarak Al-Fadil Al-Mahdi welcomed the British investors to come forward to pump their investments into the country, Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported.

Al-Mahdi, who is also the deputy prime minister, made the remarks in his address to the opening session of the British-Sudanese Business Forum in Khartoum on Sunday. He drew attention to numerous investment opportunities for Britain's investors in Sudan, stressing the government's desire to establish strong economic relations with the UK, to take advantage of its industrial and technical advancement.

The minister confirmed that investment opportunities are available for the British Business Council to establish partnerships and joint projects with their counterparts in Sudan.

During the forum, held under the auspices of the UK embassy in Khartoum, a number of British businessmen voiced their willingness to invest in the country in the fields of alternative energy and agro-industrial projects, especially after the United States has lifted long-standing economic sanctions on Sudan. They noted that Sudan has promising investment opportunities.

For his part, Director of UK Trade and Investment for East Africa Daniel Rathwell said the forum is aimed at creating a platform for exchanging information and experiences with the public and the private sectors.

British Charge d'Affaires David Lelliott said the forum comes within the framework of the strategic dialogue with the Sudanese government, and as part of the UK's commitment to contribute to Sudan's economic growth.

It is noteworthy that a number of experts from the British Chamber of Commerce Kenya (BCCK) and the International Chamber of Commerce UK participated in the forum.

Source: International Islamic News Agency