Khartoum- Sudan and China signed a memorandum of understanding on joint cooperation in the field of mining following talks held between the two sides on the fringes of
the annual international mining forum at the Chinese town of Tianjin yesterday, Saturday.
The Sudanese side at the talks was headed by Minister of Minerals Prof. Hashim Ali Salim, while the Chinese Minister of Land and Resources Jiang Daming led his country’s side.
The memorandum covers cooperation in the fields of geological research, geological and geophysical surveys and training.
The talks between the two sides also tackled ways and means of boosting cooperation between the institutions working in the mining fields in the two countries.
The Chinese minister lauded keenness of Sudan on participation in the international mining conference, affirming encouragement of the Chinese companies to enter into investments in the fields of mining in Sudan, pointing out that his country looks forward for boosting the joint cooperation between the two countries in energy field in general and mining in particular.
Minister of Minerals Hashim Ali Salim, on his part, praised the Chinese stances supporting Sudan in the international forums, describing the relations of Sudan with China as strategic, reviewing the investment opportunities in the mining field in Sudan, reaffirming Sudan’s unshakable stance in supporting the unity of the Chinese territories.
He extended an invitation to the Chinese minister to visit Sudan.
Sudan participates in the conference and exhibition with a delegation that comprises the director of the Geological Research Authority besides directors of Ariab, Sudamin and the Sudanese Mineral Resources companies, which participate in the exhibition with a big pavilion that attracted big attention by the delegations to the conference.
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