Turkey, Sudan sign agreement for agricultural investment

President Erdoğan shakes hands with Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir in previous meetings. Photo : RR

Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) – Turkish Agriculture and Forestry Minister Pakdemirli will visit Sudan with private sector representatives on Sept. 9-11 to meet with President Omar al-Bashir and Sudanese ministers.

The Turkish investors will visit 780,500 hectares of agricultural lands in Sudan, Turkey’s required agricultural crops will be produced in Sudan’s agricultural lands, which were reserved for Turkish entrepreneurs’ investment.

Agricultural needs for the private sector’s investments in Sudan will be imported from Turkey, thus Turkey’s exports will be raised.

The project will provide employment to people of the two countries and the crops produced as part of the project will be exported mostly to the rest of the African countries.

The two countries’ agricultural cooperation started in 1999, and later Turkish-Sudanese agricultural pact was signed in 2014.

© Bur-csa – Oumaima Mourtada – African Daily Voice (ADV)