(MENAFN- Gulf Times)
Qatar Chamber recently held a meeting with Minni Arko Minawi, the Ruler of Darfur region in Sudan, to discuss investment co-operation and enhancing the role of the private sector in both countries.
The chamber's first vice-chairman, Mohamed bin Towar al-Kuwari, and Minawi discussed partnership opportunities in sectors like agriculture, livestock, mining, and infrastructure, as well as other industries that are attractive to investors.
Minawi said the region is rife with a host of investment opportunities in various sectors and urged Qatari investors to invest in Sudan, in general, and specifically in Darfur. He also thanked the State of Qatar for supporting Sudan during the past years, as well as Qatar Chamber for hosting the meeting.
He said the meeting aims to promote investment opportunities available in Darfur, its investment climate, and to review means to strengthen cooperation between the Qatari and Sudanese private sectors.
Minawi also lauded the“distinguished relations” between both countries, stressing the strong desire of Sudan to attract more Qatari investments to Darfur, which enjoys a significant investment map and abundant opportunities amid a new investment law that further facilitates investments in the natural resource-rich region.
He invited Qatari investors and businessmen to visit Darfur to explore the available opportunities in various sectors, which are strategically located near large African markets that could open Qatari investments in many important markets.
Al-Kuwari said Darfur“is near to the hearts of Qataris,” noting that“the time is appropriate for Qatari investors to invest in Darfur.” He underscored the“strong desire” of Qatari businessmen to learn about the opportunities available in Darfur while affirming the importance of the Sudanese delegation's visit to Qatar in developing private sector relations.
He stressed that Qatar Chamber will promote opportunities available in Darfur among Qatari investors and the chamber's members, and encourage them to invest there, especially in important sectors like agriculture, industry, mining, and infrastructure.
The Sudanese delegation presented the most important opportunities available in Darfur in many sectors, including medical gases, agriculture, modern slaughterhouse, sugar, cement, feathers, mining, pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs, furniture, oils, and fodders, among others.
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