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Sudan, Mauritania sign multi-sectoral bilateral agreements

November 7, 2017 at 10:55 pm

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Sudan and Mauritania has signed ten Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) and executive programmes aimed at boosting the bilateral relations between the two countries in various fields.

The agreements were signed in the presence of the Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir and his Mauritanian counterpart, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is currently visiting Khartoum.

The bilateral deals included increasing cooperation in water, sanitation and vocational training, communication and information technology, labour, management modernization, air transport, strategic planning, minerals and sea ports.

The two sides also signed the minutes of the third session of the Joint Higher Sudanese-Mauritanian Committee, and agreed to hold the next meeting of the committee on 19 November 2018 in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott.

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Speaking at a press conference on the back of the two leaders’ meeting, Al-Bashir stressed that the agreements signed “will boost the cooperation prospects between the two countries.”

“We are satisfied about the level of the bilateral relations,” Al-Bashir said.

He noted that he believed Aziz’s visit was “successful,” hailing the historical ties between the two countries.

Aziz, for his part, reiterated his country’s commitment to work on enhancing the joint cooperation with Sudan in all fields.

On Monday, Aziz arrived in Khartoum leading a high-level delegation for an official two-day visit to Sudan to hold talks with his Sudanese counterpart on bilateral relations and means of developing them further.

Sudanese-Mauritanian relations have been witnessing a dramatic improvement over the last few years. The two countries have opened embassies in Nouakchott and Khartoum, and have also started investing in various areas.