Minister: Egypt, Sudan trade talks sound positive
Saturday، 23 January 2021 - 11:03 PM
Trade and Industry Minister Niven Gamea said Saturday 23/01/2021 that her talks with Sudanese officials came up with positive results.
Speaking to MENA, Gamea said that her several-day visit to Sudan showed good outcomes, as she met with several Sudanese ministers, tasked with boosting cooperation between Cairo and Khartoum, in addition to her participation in the 38th Khartoum International Fair.
Egypt is the guest of honor of the Khartoum International Fair, hosted by the Sudanese capital on January 21-28.
Gamea said she met with her Sudanese counterpart Madani Abbas Madani, and Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation Hashim Ibn Auf, as they discussed the conditions of the joint projects, topped by establishing an Egyptian industrial zone in Sudan.
The feasibility study of the Egyptian industrial zone was completed, Gamea said, a good step after the visit of Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli to Sudan mid-August.
The Egyptian side is waiting for the opinion and vision of Sudan in the feasibility study, made by Egypt on the industrial zone, as its place in Sudan was agreed on before.
This industrial zone is expected to attract Egyptian investments into Sudan, a move to go beyond the trade exchange and the running out of the goods and products in Sudan, Gamea said.
As long as the Egyptian goods and products are demanded in Sudan, why we don’t localize this product in Sudan, Gamea wondered, adding such move would be positive for both the neighboring countries.
The minister added that she discussed with Madani increasing the trade exchange between Egypt and Sudan, as the current level is seen trivial compared to huge relation between the two countries.