Belarus, Sudan sign memorandum on parliamentary cooperation


Belarus, Sudan sign memorandum on parliamentary cooperation

Belarus and Sudan signed a memorandum on parliamentary cooperation at a ceremony that took place at the House of Representatives in Minsk on August 29. The document will contribute to the implementation of the agreements reached by the two heads of state during the January visit of Alexander Lukashenko to Khartoum.

On August 29, at the lower house of parliament, the sides discussed further cooperation, and also confirmed their intention to support at the legislative level the initiatives of the governments to establish joint ventures and develop economic, trade and humanitarian ties.

Vladimir Andreichenko, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus:
We confirmed our intention to very actively assist our governments in implementing plans to establish joint ventures, assembly plants in the Republic of Sudan, the construction of housing, industrial facilities, and humanitarian cooperation. In general, the parliamentarians of the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Sudan know that serious joint work is still ahead and we are both ready for it.

Ibrahim Ahmed Omer, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of the Sudan:
The leaders of Belarus and the Sudan have created a good basis for the development of relations. Our task today is to build a bridge between Minsk and Khartoum. Work in priority areas such as industry and commerce.

In 2017, the trade turnover between the countries amounted to about $17.5 million. To add dynamism to the relationship, a government delegation from the Sudan arrived in Minsk. It includes heads of ministries, the central bank and representatives of business circles of Sudan. In addition to official negotiations, business meetings and business visits are planned.