World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey and Sudan signed an economic cooperation protocol on Wednesday after two-days of talks between their agriculture ministers.
Turkish Minister of Agriculture Mehdi Eker and his Sudanese counterpart Halim Ismail Al-Mutaafi penned the Joint Economic Committee 3th Term Summit (JEC) protocol in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, in a bid to boost economic relations.
Sudan, once largest state in Africa, is the 11th largest trade partner for Turkey in Africa and 6th among the Sub-Saharan countries by 2012, according to figures released by Turkey's Minister of Economy.
"We want to raise the trade volume between Turkey and Sudan to a much higher level than it currently stands," Eker said according to a statement released by the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture.
Turkey managed to achieve a 5.2 percent economic growth despite the negative effects of regional and global developments, the Turkish minister said.
"Turkey has the 17th largest economy in the word and 6th largest economy in Europe."
Turkey's aims to become one of the 10 largest economies in the world by 2023, with a gross domestic product of $2 trillion, Eker said.
Al-Mutaafi, the Sudanese minister, on his part said that his country want to see the Turkish private sector in Sudan.
"We need Turkey's economic experience."
Turkish Minister Eker has also met with the Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.
Last Mod: 07 Kasım 2013, 09:56