Sudan’s Foreign Minister Met UNIDO Director General

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Sudan’s  Foreign Minister AL Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed met on Friday with the the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) LI Yong at the Organization’s Headquarters in Vienna on the sideline of the Ministerial segment of the 62nd Session of the Commission of the Narcotic Drugs (CND).

The two sides discussed the vital cooperation projects implemented by the Organization in the Sudan in the field of industrial development, stressing the importance of working on increasing these projects and diversifying them through a country program that includes strategic sectors such as agricultural processing projects, renewable energy and industrial parks in various fields of industrial development.

The both sides emphasized the importance of conducting a comprehensive survey to identify the key needs of the industrial sectors in which UNIDO could provide projects in cooperation with Sudan.

The UNIDO Director General took the opportunity to confirm the recent approval of developing a UNIDO Country Programme in Sudan, which will address critical national ISID priorities, and which will be operationalized in the coming months. LI Yong further assured the Minister of UNIDO’s full support to the industrialization process in priority sectors of the country.

“UNIDO appreciates the efforts undertaken by Sudan to successfully transition to a non-oil-based economy. UNIDO and Sudan have a solid record of cooperation with the aim to pursue the country’s overall development through industrialization”, said LI Yong.