Sudan, Jordan sign 10 cooperation agreements

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-11 00:05:33|Editor: huaxia
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KHARTOUM, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Sudan and Jordan on Thursday signed 10 cooperation agreements in various fields.

The agreements were reached on Thursday at the 7th session of the Joint High Sudanese-Jordanian Committee in Khartoum.

The meeting was chaired by Sudan's First Vice-President and National Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh and the Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki.

Speaking at a joint press conference following the meeting, Saleh vowed to find the proper mechanisms to implement the signed agreements between the two countries.

"The economies of our two countries enjoy preferential characteristics reflecting the need of each country for the other to complete them. Despite these potentialities, the size of cooperation between Sudan and Jordan remains below the ambitions of the two peoples," said Saleh at the press conference.

Al-Mulki, for his part, reiterated his country's commitment to implementing the signed agreements by the two sides.

"At this time we need to make use of the relative privileges of the economies of our two countries so that there will be a clear integration and implementation of previous agreements," said Al-Mulki.

Meanwhile, Jordan's Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply, Yarub Qudah, said the size of trade exchange between his country and Sudan ranges between 80 and 120 million U.S. dollars annually.

He described the size of trade exchange between the two sides as "modest," calling for enhancing partnership to increase the trade volume.

Sudan's Minister of Industry Musa Karama, for his part, said that there are 228 Jordanian investment projects in Sudan, with 166 of them in the industrial sector, 55 in the service sector and 17 in the agricultural sector. Enditem