Sudanese MPs in Turkey for agricultural cooperation

Eker said during the meeting that Sudan had a great potential in agricultural production.

Sudanese MPs in Turkey for agricultural cooperation
A group of Sudanese parliamentarians, who are currently visiting the Turkish capital of Ankara, called on the Turkish government to support Turkish entrepreneurs willing to make agricultural investments in Sudan.

Turkish Agriculture & Rural Affairs Minister Mehmet Mehdi Eker received Osman Khalid Medawi, the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Sudanese parliament, and an accompanying delegation at his office in Ankara on Wednesday.

During the visit, Medawi said that the agricultural cooperation between Turkey and Sudan should be improved.Noting that a wide agricultural field became available after Sudan's biggest dam was constructed in the northern part of the country, Medawi asked Eker to support Turkish entrepreneurs to invest in such region.

Medawi also said that Turkey and Sudan could lead the food market in the Middle East together, if they combined their potentials in the field of agricultural production.

Eker said during the meeting that Sudan had a great potential in agricultural production, moreover, Turkey and Sudan could cooperate to evaluate such potential.

After visiting Eker, Medawi and the accompanying delegation met with Avni Dogan, chairperson of the Turkish-Sudanese Interparliamentary Friendship Group, over a luncheon at the Turkish parliament.

During the gathering, Dogan said that Sudan's stability was of great importance for Africa and the Islam world.

"Our wish is to see a more democratic Sudan," Dogan also said.

Speaking at the luncheon, Medawi said that the countries which were attempting to attack Sudan's stability were actually those causing the recent developments in Palestine.


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