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Saturday, 19 August 2017
 

Joint Economic Cooperation with Sudan to Witness Great Boost: Amb. Burhanddin

Khartoum - The Indonesian Ambassador to Sudan, Burhanddin Badruzzaman, has announced that the joint cooperation between his country and Sudan would witness great boost, especially after the lifting of the American economic sanctions that had been imposed on Sudan.
Addressing a press conference at the premises of the Indonesian Embassy in Khartoum yesterday on the occasion of the Indonesian Cultural Festival in Khartoum, the Ambassador said time is now opportune for continuous increase in the volume of investments by Indonesia and Sudan till reaching the stage of full integration in all fields.
The Ambassador pointed out that the volume of trade exchange between his country and Sudan had been amounting to 500-700 million dollars before the cession of South Sudan when Indonesia had been importing Sudanese oil, saying that it now dropped to 80-100 million dollars annually, calling for exerting collective efforts by the two sides to restore the trade exchanges to their previous levels, especially that Indonesia has entered into agricultural investments in Sudan.
The Ambassador affirmed readiness of Indonesia for boosting trade exchange with Sudan and establishing joint projects between business persons in the two countries, pointing out that an Indonesian company has entered into investment in Sudan in the field of development of railways transport.
He also referred to the cooperation agreements that have been concluded between Khartoum State and the government of West Jaoa State in Indonesia covering all fields of investments.
The Ambassador pointed out that the relations between the Indonesian and Sudanese people are deeply rooted due to the efforts of the founding fathers of the two countries and the Afro-Asian cooperation in the historical Pandong Conference and the establishment of Non-Aligned Movement organization to express the aspirations of the peoples of the countries of the south.
He explained that the Indonesian Cultural Festival in Khartoum aims at promoting the cultures of the two countries and affirm that Sudan is a secure and stable country.
The ambassador said the visiting Indonesian cultural troupe represents the cultural diversity in Indonesia, saying that it would present samples from the rich cultural heritage of the country.