Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr.Mariam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi held a meeting in Moscow on Wednesday with Russian Minister for Natural Resources and Environment and Head of Russian side of Sudanese –Russian Joint Ministerial Committee for Economic and Trade Cooperation, Alexander Kozlov.
Dr. Mariam conveyed the greetings of Mineral Minister and Head of the Sudanese side to the Committee, Bashir Mohamed Bashir to his Russian counterpart.
She explained that coronavirus pandemic delayed the work of the joint committee, affirming the importance of holding the joint committee meetings in Khartoum before the year ends.
The Minister stressed on the economic reforms carried out out by the Government of Transitional Period aimed at setting up good investment atmosphere in Sudan.
She also pointed to the endorsement of the new Acts in the field of partnership between private and public sectors, the signing of the memorandum of understanding by the two Ministers of Finance in the two countries to write off Sudan debts owed to Russian so that the first could benefit from HIPC initiative.
The two sides affirmed the deep historical bilateral relations between the two countries and the importance of enhancing cooperation in all fields particularly on infrastructure, minerals, agriculture, civil aviation and military fields.
Dr. Mariam reviewed the historical case of the dam, its advantages and disadvantages besides the reasons behind Sudan’s rejection to unilateral filling and operation of the dam.
The Russian official, on his part, presented his country’s experience in the operations of downstream water coming from upstream neighboring countries ,beside polices and water legislations and laws that abiding those countries.