Belarus eager to start joint projects with Sudan


Belarus eager to start joint projects with Sudan

The President of Belarus met with the Chairman of the National Assembly of the Sudan on August 29.

As Alexander Lukashenko stressed, today the countries have already defined joint projects and substantively discussed the ways of their implementation. It remains to realize what was planned.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:
I have repeatedly drawn the attention of the leaders of the Belarusian ministries, regions, and enterprises to the need to carefully work out ways to intensify cooperation with your country. At the same time, it is necessary that our constructive political relations be reflected in concrete results of trade and economic cooperation. I would like to note that the level of our interstate interaction has increased at present. Over the past six months, high-level delegations from Belarus have visited Khartoum. They discussed cooperation in energy, oil and gas, natural resources, geology, agriculture, wood processing, light industry, construction, and interbank cooperation. This was the stage of identifying joint projects and a substantive discussion of the ways of their implementation, which can be considered complete. Now it is very important to start implementing the plans immediately. Belarus is seriously committed to the successful implementation of joint projects with Sudan in these areas. We expect that the leadership of your country has a similar approach and these plans will be supported by Sudanese parliamentarians.

A new impetus for cooperation between the two countries was given by Alexander Lukashenko's visit to Sudan in January 2017. It is expected that constructive political relations should be reflected in the results of trade and economic interaction. In 2017, the trade turnover between the countries amounted to about $17.5 million.