Monday, June 06, 2011

Sudan,Ethiopia Sign Cooperation Agreement in the Field of Mining

(Khartoum, June 6 (SUNA) - The Ministry of Minerals signed a cooperation protocol with its Ethiopian Counterpart in Addis Ababa to cover joint cooperation in aspects of Mining and geological mappings at the borders between the two countries.

The agreement was signed by the Minister of Minerals Dr. Abdul Bagi Al-Gailani and his Ethiopian counterpart Ms. Sink Kash.

At the conclusion of the Minister's visit to Ethiopia, which lasted for one week during which he visited three Ethiopian regions.

In this regard, the Minister of Minerals said in a statement to SUNA that the Sudanese delegation visited the sources of the River Nile at Tana Lake besides Tigray region, which includes the African Great Rift that contains many geological areas.

Dr. Al-Gailani revealed that number of Ethiopian companies expressed their interest to work in domains of Mining along the Sudanese borders.

Meanwhile, the Ethiopian Minister of Minerals explained that the agreement would contribute in supporting the relations linking the two countries, revealing that it contains aspects of capability building and establishing joint technical teams and exchange of visits, training and rational management of minerals. 

She also revealed her intention to visit Sudan in order to activate the protocol and to get acquainted with mining resources in Sudan.
Source: borglobe.

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