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Saturday, 05 November 2016

Sudan and S. Korea Sign Agreement on Cooperation and Coordination

Khartoum - The Minister of Foreign Affairs Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour began on Tuesday an official a two-day visit to South Korea at the invitation of his Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se.
The two sides held talks that covered bilateral relations in all fields and ways and means of boosting them further.
Prof. Ghandour presented a detailed briefing to his South Korean counterpart on developments in Sudan, the consensus reached on the National Document and the recommendations of the National Dialogue besides the situations in Darfur and the stability and security it witnesses now.
The talks also touched on developments in the area of neighboring countries and international issues of mutual concern.
The meeting further discussed the economic relations between the two countries and the participation of the private sector, especially in the agricultural and industrial fields besides animal resources projects as well as the possibility of increasing scholarships in the field of higher education and scientific research.
The Korean minister affirmed that Sudan has great potentialities and diversified resources, pointing out that he looks forward for increasing investments and encouraging the Korean private sector to operate in Sudan.
He reaffirmed his country’s firm stance of supporting Sudan in all issues and coordination with it in international arenas. He accepted an invitation by Prof. Ghandour to visit Sudan as soon as possible.
Following the meeting, the two sides signed a cooperation agreement between the foreign ministries of the two countries. This agreement will provided for joint coordination of political and diplomatic stances at regional and international levels, cooperation between Sudanese diplomatic missions and their Korean counterparts and the exchange of expertise and training opportunities.