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Vietnam, Sudan partner in industry

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Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam and Sudan signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on industrial cooperation at the second session of their Inter-Governmental Committee held in Hanoi on October 11.

Under the MoU, both sides have agreed to foster collaboration across food processing, mechanical engineering, footwear, garment and manufacturing of electronics, devices and tools.

They also discussed the possible signing of several agreements on finance, culture, education and agriculture.

Chairman of the Vietnam Sub-Committee of the Vietnam-Sudan Inter-Governmental Committee and Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam asked relevant agencies to quickly actualise agreed cooperative contents.

Sudanese Secretary of State for Agriculture and Forestry Yagoub Mohamed Eltayed Ibrahim, who is Chairman of the committee’s Sudanese Sub-Committee, expressed wish to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in agriculture, communications infrastructure, oil and gas, mining and garment.

Sudan will make it easier for Vietnamese firms to invest in such fields, he said.

The two countries will also facilitate visits to seek business opportunities at exhibitions and talks, popularise information about management and taxation.

Since the first session two years ago, the two countries have signed a MoU on agriculture cooperation, an agreement on maritime transport and another one on visa waive for diplomatic and official passport holders.

Established in 2013, the Vietnam-Sudan Inter-Governmental Committee is tasked with monitoring and coordinating bilateral ties. It convenes biennial meetings, alternately in Sudan and Vietnam.-VNA
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