Eritrea and Republic of Sudan sign Memorandum of Understanding regarding mutual cooperation in the mining sector
Eritrea and the Republic of Sudan today signed a Memorandum of Understanding at Asmara Palace Hotel regarding mutual cooperation in the mining sector.
Asmara, 3 October 2012 – Eritrea and the Republic of Sudan today signed a Memorandum of Understanding at Asmara Palace Hotel regarding mutual cooperation in the mining sector.
Mr. Ahmed Haj Ali, Minister of Energy and Mines, and his Sudanese counterpart, Mr. Kamal Abdullateef, Minister of Minerals signed the Memorandum of Understanding pertaining to the fostering of cooperation in the establishment and strengthening of mineralogical as well as geochemical laboratories and training of experts, in addition to the gathering and exchange of information, among others. It is due to have an impact on endeavors on the part of both countries to ensure sustainable development of the mining sector on the basis of removing barriers.
Following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, Mr. Ahmed Haj Ali told Erina that it is vital in the strengthening of the prevailing bilateral relations between the two countries, and that Eritrea would take part in a conference regarding the mining industry of the Arab countries due to take place in the Republic of Sudan next month.
Mr. Kamal Abdullateef on his part said that the Memorandum of Understanding is valuable for both countries to ensure mutual integration in this regard, and thereby effectively harness mineral resources with a view to supplementing sustainable development of both countries.