By Nada Nader
Sudanese Minister of Investments, Moustafa Othman Ismael, met a number of Egyptian investors looking to introduce their investments projects to Sudan.
In a meeting with an Egyptian delegation of 35 investors to Sudan in the fields of industry, tourism and agriculture, Ismael welcomed Egyptian investors expressing that “Sudan is actually their country”.
During the meeting, Ismael told Head of the Egyptian Farmers Association Mohamed Barghash, one of the attending agricultural investors, that there are 10,000 acres available in Sudan’s Northern State for Egyptian cultivation. Ismael said that, under Bargash’s supervision and selection, small-scale Egyptian farmers will receive 10 acres each.
“Egypt and Sudan are one country, and I believe if we achieve the unity goal in the economical and industrial fields, we can make a big turn and enhance our economy by exchanging trade, and secure our nutrition stock,” Ismael said. “Sudan is now adopting the open door policy in the field of investments; we are very welcoming to all investors, especially the Egyptians, and I want to create fruitful cooperation and success between the two countries.”
Bargash expressed his happiness towards Ismael’s statements, adding that this will return with many benefits for both the Egyptian and Sudanese sides.
“I have spent nearly 40 years in agriculture, and I will always defend farmers’ rights everywhere,” Bargash said. “I will work to transfer the great experience of the Egyptian farmer to implant in Sudanese land.”