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Italian commercial delegation to arrive in Khartoum next week

February 3, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Italy’s embassy in Khartoum Wednesday announced that an Italian commercial delegation would arrive in the Sudanese capital next week to discuss ways for expanding the trade exchange between the two countries.

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Italy’s ambassador to Khartoum Fabrizio Lobasso

In a short statement extended to Sudan Tribune Wednesday, the embassy said the commercial delegation would include 14 companies, pointing it will visit Sudan between 8 to 12 February.

It added the delegations aims to explore the Sudanese market in order to develop more sustainable industrial partnerships that would promote trade exchange between Sudan and Italy.

According to the statement, the talks would focus on developing partnerships in areas of energy and renewable energy, agriculture and food, hydropower and infrastructure.

Besides the bilateral meetings the Italian delegation will hold several meetings including with the Sudan Chamber of Commerce, Sudan Businessmen Union, Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Investment.

Last October, Italy’s ambassador to Khartoum Fabrizio Lobasso told Sudan Tribune that the Sudanese-Italian political consultations committee held discussions to resume bilateral talks between the two countries following a hiatus of more than ten years.

According to Lobasso, the meeting of the committee, which was held at Sudan’s foreign ministry premises, saw “good discussions” on bilateral relations as well as domestic and regional issues.