Turkey, Sudan ink deals on oil exploration

The two countries have strengthened ties and agreed in December. Photo : RR

Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) – Sudan and Turkey signed two agreements on oil exploration and agriculture, Turkey’s agriculture and forestry minister said on Monday.

With the agreements, Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) will make investments in Sudan worth $100 million, Bekir Pakdemirli told reporters following a closed-door meeting with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in the capital Khartoum.

He said the coordinates for Turkey’s agricultural projects were designated in the second deal.

Previously, over 780,000 hectares of land in Sudan were earmarked for Turkish investors to carry out their agricultural activity.

The increase of both countries’ exports and Turkey’s requirements for agriculture would be guaranteed with the agricultural project.

“We will continue to work for two countries to receive the maximum benefit,” the minister said.

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

The bilateral pact aims to rationalize the use of resources and agricultural potential, and contribute to sustainable food objectives.

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