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Sudan, South Sudan agree to consolidate trade relations

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April 6, 2021 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to consolidate relations by facilitating the movement of trade, investment and economic cooperation between the two countries.

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Sudan’s Minister of Investment, Dr. Al-Hadi Mohamed Ibrahim (R) and his South Sudanese counterpart, Dhieu Mathok in Khartoum on April 6, 2021 (SUNA photo)

The decision was reached at a meeting between Sudan’s Minister of Investment, Dr. Al-Hadi Mohamed Ibrahim and his South Sudanese counterpart, Dhieu Mathok in the capital, Khartoum on Wednesday.

Ibrahim said the joint cooperation between the two countries is among the priorities of the government.

For his part, Mathok called for maintaining close cooperation and coordination between the two ministries in the field of trade and investments.

He urged re-opening of the border crossings between the two countries.

The meeting, SUNA reported on its website, also discussed areas of cooperation between the two countries, especially in the field of investment and trade and opening of crossings to facilitate the movement of trade and investment in addition to cooperation in the fields of railways, ports, river transport and agricultural industrialization.

Bilateral relations between South Sudan and the Sudan were officially started on 9 July 2011 following the former’s independence from the latter. Sudan became the first country in the world to recognize the independence of neighbouring South Sudan.

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